Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica), Havell plate no. 158

Object Number: 
1863.17.158
Date: 
c. 1824; 1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, collage, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache and scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 3/8 x 11 1/2 in. (46.7 x 29.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / TURKEY MILLS
Inscriptions: 

Inscribed below nest at lower left: \"Nest front View / unglued from a chimney -- / J.J.A / July 18th=\"; at lower right below nest: \"Nest profile / View\"

Description: 

Adults

Gallery Label: 

Swifts painted ca. 1824; composition completed 1829

Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon; Adopt-an-Audubon Bird sponsor: Scott Schafler in honor of Pam Schafler
Place Made: 
North America, U.S.A., Kenturcky, Louisville
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group