Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus), Havell plate no. 82; sketch of a foot

Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus), Havell plate no. 82; sketch of a foot
Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus), Havell plate no. 82; sketch of a foot
Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus), Havell plate no. 82; sketch of a foot
Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus), Havell plate no. 82; sketch of a foot
Title
Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus), Havell plate no. 82; sketch of a foot
Date 
c. 1827-30
Medium 
Watercolor, pastel, black chalk, gouache, black ink, and graphite with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 28 7/8 x 21 9/16 in. (73.3 x 54.8 cm) Mat: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Description 
Males, above; females, below pursuing a Cecropia Moth (Hylophora cecropia) of the family Saturnia; and a Io moth (Automeris io).
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.82
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 182[7?] [reversed]
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 17. Plate 82. / Drawn from Nature & Puplished / by / John. J. Audubon F.R.S. F.LS. & c"; at lower leftt of center: "Caprimulgus vociferus / Whip-poor-will. Male 1. F. 2. 3 / quercus tinctoria / Vulgo Black Oak."; various inscriptions counterclockwise from lower right: "foot"[next to sketch]; "Male"; "Saturnia Cecropia"; "Male / Rosabisa[?] Io"; birds numbered clockwise from top: "1."; "2"; "3."
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Red Oak (Quercus borealis) or Black Oak (Quercus velutina)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group