Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus), Havell plate no. 67

Object Number: 
1863.17.67
Date: 
1822
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 23 3/4 x 18 1/2 in. (60.3 x 47 cm), irregular Mat: 34 x 26 in. (86.4 x 66 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN / 1811
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at middle left in graphite: "Weight -- 2 ozes / Male 12 months old"; at the lower left in brown ink: "No 14. Plate 67. / Published 1829. / John. J. Audubon"; at lower right of center: "Red-winged Starling Adult Male 1. Young Male 2. / Female old 1./ [over in graphite]3Young 2./ [over in graphite]4 --- / Icterus phoeniceus. / Plant Acer rubrum / Vulgo Swamp Maple. --"; at middle right in graphite: "Weight 1 5/8 oze / old female"; at upper right: "old Male / Weight 2 oze 3/8"; birds numbered clockwise from upper right: "1"; "3"; "4"; "2"; at upper right corner: "67"
Description: 
Male, above; immature male, center left; female, center right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Red ample (Acer rubrum)
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