Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), Havell plate no. 27

Object Number: 
1863.17.27
Date: 
c. 1821-25
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, black chalk, graphite, black ink, and touches of gouache with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 25 3/8 x 18 11/16 in. (64.5 x 47.5 cm) Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN / 1817 [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Young 3. 4. & 5."; at lower right[erased]: "27"; at upper right corner: "27"; birds numbered and identified counterclockwise from upper left: "1 female"; "Male 1"; "Young"; "4 Young"; "Young 3"
Description: 
Adults, upper and lower left; young, center and right
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