Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Havell plate no. 181

Exhibitions: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, and black chalk with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 38 1/8 x 25 1/2 in. (96.8 x 64.8 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Description: 
Adult female
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.181
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right of center in black ink: "Aquila Chrysaëtos Senr / Golden Eagle Female adult / JJA[cut]"
Gallery Label: 
Colored engraving without man crossing the gorge in N-YHS collections; Audubon purchased a live specimen of this bird and observed it for several days; It took Audubon 14 days to complete this watercolor, more than any other except for the Wild tukey
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1833
eMuseum Object ID: 
28444
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Havell plate no. 271; two studies of a foot

Exhibitions: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of red gouache[at corner of eye] and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 38 1/4 x 25 3/16 in. (97.2 x 64 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.271
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in graphite[erased]: "Center this Bird."; at lower right in brown ink below studies: "foot above,"; to right: "foot beneath"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1832
eMuseum Object ID: 
27964
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis), Havell plate no. 261

Exhibitions: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1832-33
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 38 x 25 5/16 in. (96.5 x 64.3 cm) Mat: 52 × 38 in. (132.1 × 96.5 cm)
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.261
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831 [reversed]
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1833
eMuseum Object ID: 
27921
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor), Havell plate no. 217

Exhibitions: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, white lead pigment, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (54.6 x 74.9 cm) Mat: 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Description: 
Adult, breeding plumage
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.217
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper center in graphite[erased]: "no spots of White over..."; verso inscriptions in brown ink illegible
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Royal palms (Roystonea elata)
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1832
eMuseum Object ID: 
27823
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Havell plate no. 242

Exhibitions: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite with scraping and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 29 5/16 x 21 3/8 in. (74.5 x 54.3 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Description: 
Adult, breeding plumage
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.242
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1832
eMuseum Object ID: 
27683
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Havell plate no. 213

Classification: 
Exhibitions: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and black pastel with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 1/2 x 21 7/16 in. (36.8 x 54.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Description: 
Summer plumage
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.213
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / TURKEY MILL
Inscriptions: 
Birds numbered in graphite right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1833
eMuseum Object ID: 
27592
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), Havell plate no. 211

Classification: 
Exhibitions: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1821; 1834
Medium: 
Watercolor, oil, pastel, graphite, gouache, black ink, and collage on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 36 3/16 x 25 3/8 in. (91.9 x 64.5 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.211
Gallery Label: 
Audubon reworked foreground in oil just before Havell engraved this picture in 1834.
Bibliography: 
Ramirez, Jan Seidler. "A History of the New-York Historical Society." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 138-145.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1834
eMuseum Object ID: 
27563
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus), Havell plate no. 199

Classification: 
Exhibitions: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
c.1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 20 1/2 x 13 1/8 in. (52.1 x 33.3 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.199
Inscriptions: 
Birds numbered in brown ink upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2."; inscribed diagonally at upper right corner in graphite: "99"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1833
eMuseum Object ID: 
27523
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bachman's Warbler (Vermivora bachmanii), Havell plate no. 185

Exhibitions: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, and black ink with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. (54.6 x 35.9 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description: 
Male, above; female, below
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.185
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right in brown ink[in Maria Martin's hand?]: "Gordonia Pubescens"; at upper right corner in graphite: "85"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Franklinia (Franlinia alatamaha); sightings of this bird have become extremely rare during the past half century
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1833
eMuseum Object ID: 
27433
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Black-throated Mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis), Havell plate no. 184

Exhibitions: 
Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
c. 1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and gold-colored metallic pigment with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 1/8 x 13 13/16 in. (53.7 x 35.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description: 
Females, lower right and center; males, upper center, right, and left
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.184
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right in brown ink[probably in Maria Martin's handwriting]: "Bignonia"; lower bird numbered in graphite: "2"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Trumpet creeper or Bignonia (Campsis radicans); this bird is a South American native
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1832
eMuseum Object ID: 
27432
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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