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

Object Number: 
1821–22; 1829–33
Watercolor, oil, gouache, graphite, white lead pigment, black ink, and pastel with selective glazing on paper, laid on Japanese paper
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)
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)
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