Willet (Tringa semipalmata), Havell plate no. 274

Object Number: 
1863.17.274
Date: 
1832-34
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, pastel, and black chalk with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 7/16 x 21 1/8 in. (36.7 x 53.7 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "[cut]No 54 -- 268[crossed out] / 55"; at upper right: "Weight of / female 10 - onces -"; below: "Weight of Female / 10 - ozes"; at lower right: "Crown dull…[illegible] / Eggs…[illegible] / other aquatic birds --"; birds numbered from right clockwise: "1"; "2"; "3"
Description: 
Winter plumage, left and rear; summer plumage, right
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