Willet (Tringa semipalmata)
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and pastel with touches of gouache and glazing on paper, laid on card
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)
Female, summer plumage
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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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