Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens), Havell plate no. 112

Object Number: 
1863.17.112
Date: 
1822
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 23 5/8 x 18 5/16 in. (60 x 46.5 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN / 1817
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "put in more flowers / according to your fancy / to fill the Plate better"; at lower right of center: "Bignonia Capreolata"; at lower right: "No 39"; at upper left corner: "23"; at upper right corner: "12"
Description: 
Male, above; female, below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Crossvine or Trumpet-flower (Anisostichus capreolata)
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