Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata), Havell plate no. 243
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, pastel, black chalk, collage, and oil with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
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)
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.
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Inscribed at upper right corner in graphite: "[cut]3"; birds numbered clockwise from upper left: "1"; "2"; "3"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.