Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons), Havell plate no. 286

Object Number: 
1863.17.286
Date: 
c. 1832-33
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, black ink, and collage with touches of gouache and scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 24 3/16 x 37 5/8 in. (61.4 x 95.6 cm) Mat: 38 × 52 in. (96.5 × 132.1 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left of center in brown ink: "No 58"; at lower center: "White-fronted Goose, Lath. / ANSER ALBIFRONS, Bechst. / Male 1. Female 2."; at lower right of center: "Plate 286.", birds numbered in graphite lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right corner: "58"; erased inscriptions in lower register
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