Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius), Havell plate no. 62

Object Number: 
1863.17.62
Date: 
1824
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, gouache, black chalk, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 26 5/16 x 18 1/2 in. (66.8 x 47 cm) Mat: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1810
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink "No 13. Plate 62. / Published 1829. / Drawn from Nature / Pittsburgh. Pena. / J.J.Audubon"; at lower center: "Passenger Pigeon Male 1. Female 2 / Columba migratoria"; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Female, above; male, below
Gallery Label: 
Two other versions of Audubon's passenger pigeons exist- an earlier version made in Louisville,KY on December 11, 1809 now in the Houghton Library, Harvard University; an oil copy of the present picture by Joseph Kidd now in the collection of Harvard Univesity's Museum of Comparative Zoology
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