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

American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus), Havell plate no. 223
Title
American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus), Havell plate no. 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)
Description 
Adult male
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.223
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in gray ink: "Drawn by J.J.Audubon from Nature."; at lower center: "Pied Oyster Catcher. 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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group