Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Havell plate no. 1

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Havell plate no. 1
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Havell plate no. 1
Title
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Havell plate no. 1
Date 
c. 1825
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink, graphite, pastel, collage, and gouache with touches of metallic pigment and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 39 7/16 x 26 3/8 in. (100.2 x 67 cm) Mat: 52 x 38 in. (132.1 x 96.5 cm)
Description 
Adult male
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.1
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as cane (Arundinaria gigantea or Arundinaria); Originally engraved by William H. Lizars in Edinburgh, Scotland and later retouched by Havell; Rescued from a fire that nearly destroyed all of the plates in 1845; Wild turkey lost out to the Bald eagle as America's national symbol
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group