Purple Martin (Progne subis), Havell plate no. 22

Object Number: 
1863.17.22
Date: 
1822
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and black chalk with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 22 13/16 x 18 3/16 in. (57.9 x 46.2 cm) Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right in graphite: "22d"; at upper right corner: "22"
Description: 
Males left; females right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria).
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