Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola), Havell plate no. 205

Object Number: 
1863.17.205
Date: 
c. 1820; 1833-34
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, collage, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 9/16 x 21 7/16 in. (37 x 54.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?] [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Birds numbered in graphite from left to right: "2"; "1"; "3"
Description: 
Adults, left and center; immature, right
Gallery Label: 
Rail at left painted prior to 1820
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