Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), Havell plate no. 229

Object Number: 
1863.17.229
Date: 
1822
Medium: 
Watercolor, oil, black ink, pastel, graphite, and gouache with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 1/8 x 21 7/8 in. (35.9 x 55.6 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink[over graphite]: "John J. Audubon from Nature / New Orleans Feby 1822"; at lower left of center: "Weight of male 1 lb 6 ounces / Length …….16 1/2 In / Breadth. --- 29 -- " / Feet beyond the tail 1 1/2 / Tail feathers -- 14 no"; at lower center: "Scaup Duck / Anas Marila"; at lower right: "Weight of female 1 lb. 6 ounces / Length ------- 16 1/2 in / Breadth 28 -- " / Legs beyond tail -- 1 -- " / Tail feathers -- 14 -- no"; at middle left in graphite[erased]: "no 66 / Plate 288."; at middle right[erased]: "6 / 16-- 1/2 inch."
Description: 
Male, left; female, right
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