American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus), Havell plate no. 223

Object Number: 
1863.17.223
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 7/16 x 22 5/8 in. (36.7 x 57.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in gray ink: "Drawn by J.J.Audubon from Nature."; at lower center: "Pied Oyster Catcher. Male"
Description: 
Adult male
Gallery Label: 
Two ships in background not included in engraving. This picture may actually represent an Old World oystercatcher rather than the American bird.
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group