Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Havell plate no. 226

Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Havell plate no. 226
Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Havell plate no. 226
Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Havell plate no. 226
Title
Whooping Crane (Grus americana), Havell plate no. 226
Date 
1821–22; 1829–33
Medium 
Watercolor, oil, gouache, graphite, white lead pigment, black ink, and pastel with selective glazing on paper, laid on Japanese paper
Dimensions 
Paper: 37 1/4 x 25 3/4 in. (94.6 x 65.4 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Description 
Adult
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.226
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower right in graphite: "No 46. P. 229[crossed out] 6."; verso inscribed in brown ink over original graphite inscription: "Length 5 feet 5/12 / Breadth 7-- " -- 8/12. / Weight 13 to 3/4 avoir du poid / male Bird-"; below: "Length.. / Breadth.. / Weight...A.S.P. / 1820 Louisiana / Male"
Gallery Label 
Original copper plate housed in the U.S. National Museum (1938)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group