Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata), Havell plate no. 317

Object Number: 
1863.17.317
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with touches of gouache on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 20 11/16 x 29 7/16 in. (52.5 x 74.8 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "No 52 --- 257 ---"; at upper right: "No 164 Plate / 317."; birds numbered left and right respectively: "1"; "2"; faintly at upper right edge: "Butter-boat-billed Coot"
Description: 
Male, left; female, 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