Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus), Havell plate no. 191

Object Number: 
1863.17.191
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, pastel, graphite, black chalk, gouache, and white lead pigment with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 25 1/16 x 36 1/16 in. (63.7 x 91.6 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Birds numbered in brown ink left and right respectively: "1"; "2"; plants numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Male, breeding plumage, left; female with young, right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Beach pea (Lathyrus maritimus), Roseroot (Sedum rosea), and Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum)
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