Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor), Havell plate no. 254

Object Number: 
1863.17.254
Date: 
1832-33
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and gouache with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 11/16 x 21 5/8 in. (37.3 x 54.9 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at the lower left in brown ink: "No 51 pl 254."; at lower center: "Wilson's Phalarope. Male adult, 1. Young 2. / Phalaropus wilsonii, -- Sabine."; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"; verso inscriptions in brown ink illegible
Description: 
Male, winter plumage, left; female, breeding 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