American Wigeon (Anas americana), Havell plate no. 345

American Wigeon (Anas americana), Havell plate no. 345
American Wigeon (Anas americana), Havell plate no. 345
American Wigeon (Anas americana), Havell plate no. 345
Title
American Wigeon (Anas americana), Havell plate no. 345
Date 
c. 1821
Medium 
Watercolor, oil, pastel, graphite, black ink, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 18 5/16 x 27 13/16 in. (46.5 x 70.6 cm) Mat: 27 x 35 in. (68.6 x 88.9 cm)
Description 
Male, left; female, right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.345
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Drawn by John J Audubon from Nature / New Orleans 1820"; at lower of lower center: "Weight of Male 1 lb. 12 Oz. / Length to end of tail 20 3/4 In. / Breadth ……… 33 1/2 " / Tail Feathers …… 16 "-- "; at lower center: "American Widgeon / Anas Americana"; below in graphite: partial signature[cut]; at lower right: "Weight of Female 1 lb. 7Oz-- / Length to end of tail 18 1/2 In. / Breadth ………. 31 " / Tail feathers... 16 "-- "
Gallery Label 
In the plate version Havell reversed the position of the two birds, setting the female slightly in front of the male; in the original the male is at left
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group