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Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa), Havell plate no. 238

Object Number: 
1863.17.238
Date: 
1822; 1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, collage, graphite, pastel, black ink, and black chalk on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 5/8 x 21 1/2 in. (37.1 x 54.6 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Birds numbered in graphite left and right respectively: "1"; "2"; verso inscriptions in brown ink illegible
Description: 
Winter plumage
Gallery Label: 
Bird with spread wings painted in LA in 1822; composition completed in Florida Keys probably in the Spring of 1832; two birds at lower right pasted on
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