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Willet (Tringa semipalmata), Havell plate no. 274

Willet (Tringa semipalmata), Havell plate no. 274
Willet (Tringa semipalmata), Havell plate no. 274
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, pastel, and black chalk with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
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)
Winter plumage, left and rear; summer plumage, right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
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"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group