Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata), Havell plate no. 202

Object Number: 
1863.17.202
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, gouache, white lead pigment, and black ink with scratching out and touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 1/2 x 29 5/8 in. (54.6 x 75.2 cm) Mat: 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Birds numbered from left to right in graphite: "2"; "4"; "3"; "1"
Description: 
Left to right: male, adult winter plumage; chick; female, adult summer plumage; male, summer plumage
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Insectivorous pitcher plant (Saracenia purpurea)
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