Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri), Havell plate no. 429

Object Number: 
1863.17.429
Date: 
c. 1836-38
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, and gouache with touches of black chalk and black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 5/8 x 21 1/16 in. (37.1 x 53.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1837 [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 86."; at lower center: "Western Duck"
Description: 
Male; Havell plate no. 429 includes an immature duck inserted from watercolor 1863.18.37
Gallery Label: 
Based on a mounted bird from a museum in Norwich, England
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