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Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors), Havell plate no. 313

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors), Havell plate no. 313
Title
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors), Havell plate no. 313
Date 
1822
Medium 
Watercolor, oil, pastel, black ink, and graphite with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 19 15/16 x 28 15/16 in. (50.6 x 73.5 cm)Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Description 
Male, below left; female, above right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.313
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper left vertically in graphite: "Weight of the male 3/4 of a Pound / Total Length -- 16 Inches Legs equal / Breadth -- 24 3/4 do / Tail feathers 16 in number"; at lower left in brown ink: "Drawn by John J Audubon / from Nature -- New Orleans Feby -- 1822"; at lower left of center: "Weight of Male 12 ounces / Total length -- 16 in. / Breadth 24 3/4 " / 16 Tail feathers Legs equal --"; at lower center: "Blue Winged Teal / Anas Discors"; at lower right: "Weight of Female 11 ounces / Length 15 In. / Breadth 23 1/2 "-- "; at middle right in graphite[erased and cut]: "Weight of female / Length -- / Breadth--"; at upper right[erased]: "Weight of Female 11. ozes / …Inches -- 15. -- / --23…"
Gallery Label 
In Havell's engraving, the birds are flying high over the land
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group