Willet (Tringa semipalmata)

Willet (Tringa semipalmata)
Title
Willet (Tringa semipalmata)
Date 
1824
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and pastel with touches of gouache and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 11 1/2 x 18 15/16 in. (29.2 x 48.1 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Description 
Female, summer plumage
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.18.16
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in black ink: "Drawn from Nature by John J. Audubon / Philadelphia May 9th 1824"; at lower center: "Semi-palmated Snipe. Female / Scolopax Semi-palmata"; at lower right in graphite: "21"; below in black ink: "Weight. 1 lb 1/2 oz. troy -- / Eggs = Shot no. 1 --"
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Creative: Tronvig Group