Willet (Tringa semipalmata), Havell plate no. 274
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, pastel, and black chalk with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 7/16 x 21 1/8 in. (36.7 x 53.7 cm)
Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Winter plumage, left and rear; summer plumage, right
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "[cut]No 54 -- 268[crossed out] / 55"; at upper right: "Weight of / female 10 - onces -"; below: "Weight of Female / 10 - ozes"; at lower right: "Crown dull
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.