Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra), Havell plate no. 197

Object Number: 
1863.17.197
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, and black ink with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 29 5/16 x 21 1/16 in. (74.5 x 53.5 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Young Male"; at lower right: "Ala..[?] Canadensis / (vulgo) Hemlock Spruce"; birds numbered in brown ink counterclockwise from the lower right: "1"; "3"; "2."; "5"; "5."; "4"; "4"; verso inscriptions illegible
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
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