Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla), Havell plate no. 320

Object Number: 
1863.17.320
Date: 
c. 1825
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, and black ink with touches of gouache and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 15 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. (38.4 x 56.2 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "64"; below at an angle: "4th volume"; at lower left: "No 64 -- Plate 320. / Least Sand piper -- View on Bayou Sarah Louisiana --"; at lower right: "15"; above: "Bayou Sarah / 1 2. Male Female"; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Winter plumage
Gallery Label: 
Havell completed woodland scene indicated here in faint pencil, omited small figures at 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