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American Woodcock (Scolopax minor), Havell plate no. 268

Object Number: 
1863.17.268
Date: 
c. 1832-34
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, collage, pastel, black ink, and black chalk with touches of gouache, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 3/4 x 21 5/8 in. (37.5 x 54.9 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "No 4 -- 253"; at upper center: "This wing p... / ...st--- / This Bird[with line drawn to indicate upper bird] / more in the center ---"; at lower center: "Watch the holes in the Mud"; lower birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "3"; erased inscriptions throughout
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