Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), Havell plate no. 371

Object Number: 
1863.17.371
Date: 
1836-37
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, oil, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with touches of gouache, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm) Sheet (paper): 25 in. × 37 3/16 in. (63.5 × 94.5 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in graphite[cut]: "No 76 Plate 366 Male 1 Female 2 --"; at middle right vertically: "In the Young Males of the first Autumn / the Tips of each Tail feather are white for / More than 1/4 of an Inch -- and this colour extends / [cut]...more --"; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Female, left; male, 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