Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus), Havell plate no. 356

Object Number: 
1863.17.356
Date: 
1820; c. 1836
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and collage with touches of gouache and black and brown[?] inks, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 35 7/8 x 24 1/2 in. (91.1 x 62.2 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right in graphite: "No 72 -- / Plate 356 --"; birds numbered clockwise from middle right in graphite: "1"; "3"; "2"
Description: 
Immature, above; adult male, center; immature, below
Gallery Label: 
Bottom bird completed December 1820 and pasted onto composition; top birds completed ca. 1836
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