Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Havell plate no. 297

Object Number: 
1863.17.297
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, collage, graphite, pastel, and black ink with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 1/2 x 29 1/4 in. (54.6 x 74.3 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "60 Pl 297"; birds numbered clockwise from left: "1"; "2"; "3"
Description: 
Adult male, left; immature male, upper right; female, below
Gallery Label: 
Two birds at right probably painted by John Woodhouse in Maine in spring 1833 and later pasted onto his father's composition
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