American Wigeon (Anas americana), Havell plate no. 345
Watercolor, oil, pastel, graphite, black ink, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 5/16 x 27 13/16 in. (46.5 x 70.6 cm)
Mat: 27 x 35 in. (68.6 x 88.9 cm)
Male, left; female, right
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Drawn by John J Audubon from Nature / New Orleans 1820"; at lower of lower center: "Weight of Male 1 lb. 12 Oz. / Length to end of tail 20 3/4 In. / Breadth
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