American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), Havell plate no. 337

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), Havell plate no. 337
Title
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), Havell plate no. 337
Date 
1832-33
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 21 9/16 x 29 1/4 in. (54.8 x 74.3 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Description 
Adults
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.337
Marks 
Watremark: JWHATMAN / 1830[?] [reversed]
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite[cut]: "No 68 --- Plate 337 --- / American Bittern."; at upper left of center: "Male 1. Female 2"; birds numbered back and front respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right[erased]: "... L... / at / a..."
Gallery Label 
Audubon credits this picture to his son, John Woodhouse
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group