Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata), Havell plate no. 243

Object Number: 
1863.17.243
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, pastel, black chalk, collage, and oil with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 7/8 x 21 7/16 in. (37.8 x 54.5 cm), irregular Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper right corner in graphite: "[cut]3"; birds numbered clockwise from upper left: "1"; "2"; "3"
Description: 
Male, left; females, center and right . Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata) is currently considered a separate species from Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), now only used for the Eurasian Snipe, AOU 2009.
Gallery Label: 
Bird at right pasted on
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