Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus), Havell plate no. 350

Object Number: 
1863.17.350
Date: 
1836
Medium: 
Watercolor and graphite with touches of pastel and scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 11 9/16 x 16 13/16 in. (29.4 x 42.7 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 70. / Plate 350."; at lower center: "Rocky Mountain Plover. / Charadrius montana. Townsend. / Adult Female. ---"; at upper center in graphite: "Rocky mountain Plover. -- Charadrius Montana? / Townsend --"; at upper right: "Rocky Mountain / female. June 4. 1834. / JK. Townsend -- / Length of Tail 2 1/2 Inches, 12 feathers / 2 outer ones broadly banded & Tipped / with dull buff white / First primary length. -- 1/4 of Inch. / quills white -- under wing coverts / Whiter -- / Wings & Tail even -- / Leg, beyond the Tail 1 Inch -- / breadth of Gape 1/4 Inch -- / J.J.A / Oct.r 1836"
Description: 
Adult female
Gallery Label: 
Havell added a mountain background in his engraving of this work
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