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

Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata), Havell plate no. 243
Title
Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata), Havell plate no. 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)
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.
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.243
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper right corner in graphite: "[cut]3"; birds numbered clockwise from upper left: "1"; "2"; "3"
Gallery Label 
Bird at right pasted on
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group