Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta), Havell plate no. 80

Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta), Havell plate no. 80
Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta), Havell plate no. 80
Title
Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta), Havell plate no. 80
Date 
1815
Medium 
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, gouache, and black chalk on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 9 11/16 x 16 5/8 in. (24.6 x 42.2 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.80
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink[over graphite]: "No 16. plate 80 -- / Published 1830. --"; at lower right in graphite[nearly illegible]: "Anthus... /... / ...1815 / J.J.A"; written over former in brown ink: "ogous-- / Phlox Subulata"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Moss phlox (Phlox subulata)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group