Canvasback (Aythya valisineria), Havell plate no. 301

Object Number: 
1863.17.301
Date: 
1834; 1843
Medium: 
Watercolor, oil, collage, pastel, black ink, and graphite with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
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)
Inscriptions: 
Birds numbered in graphite from left to right: "1"; "2"; "3 / 2[crossed out]"
Description: 
Male, left and center; female, right
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
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group