Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus), Havell plate no. 232

Object Number: 
1863.17.232
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 19 3/4 x 29 3/8 in. (50.2 x 74.6 cm) Mat: 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right in brown ink[over erased graphite]: "Female. / Total Length 17 1/2. Inches / to end of claws 16 1/2. --"-- / Breadth -- 24. --"-- / Weight. -- 1lb -- / Weight of Male 1lb 7 onces"
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