Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), Havell plate no. 229
Watercolor, oil, black ink, pastel, graphite, and gouache with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 1/8 x 21 7/8 in. (35.9 x 55.6 cm)
Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Male, left; female, right
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink[over graphite]: "John J. Audubon from Nature / New Orleans Feby 1822"; at lower left of center: "Weight of male 1 lb 6 ounces / Length
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