Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 29, 10am-6pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

Canvasback (Aythya valisineria), Havell plate no. 301

Canvasback (Aythya valisineria), Havell plate no. 301
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria), Havell plate no. 301
1834; 1843
Watercolor, oil, collage, pastel, black ink, and graphite with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 23 7/8 x 38 3/16 in. (60.6 x 97 cm) **Before Conservation Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Male, left and center; female, right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
Birds numbered in graphite from left to right: "1"; "2"; "3 / 2[crossed out]"
Gallery Label 
Bird at left painted in Baltimore, MD 1843 and bird at right painted in Louisiana, 1834 and pasted to later composition; Havell plate-background became view of Baltimore, MD
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group