Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis), Havell plate no. 349

Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis), Havell plate no. 349
Title
Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis), Havell plate no. 349
Date 
1836
Medium 
Pastel, graphite, watercolor, and black ink with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 11 1/2 x 16 3/4 in. (29.2 x 42.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Description 
Adult male, left; chick, right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.349
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 70. Plate 349."; at lower center: "Least Water hen -- Edward. / Rallus Jamaicensis, Gmel. 1 Adult Male. 2. Youngling --"; birds numbered left and right respectively: "1"; "2"
Gallery Label 
In Havell plate a background of tall grass and water was added to complete the plate
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group