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

Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus), Havell plate no. 191
Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus), Havell plate no. 191
Title
Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus), Havell plate no. 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)
Description 
Male, breeding plumage, left; female with young, right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.191
Inscriptions 
Birds numbered in brown ink left and right respectively: "1"; "2"; plants numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Beach pea (Lathyrus maritimus), Roseroot (Sedum rosea), and Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group