Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

Title:
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
Date: 
1822
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and oil with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 28 9/16 x 20 7/16 in. (72.5 x 51.9 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Description: 
Male in front; female, behind
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.18.34
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Length 2 11/12 - / Breadth - 3 11/12-- / Tail feathers 12 - / Weight -- 2 15/16--"; below in brown ink: "Length 2 11/12 feet / Breadth 3 11/12 / 12 Tail feathers / Weight -- 2 15/16 lb"; at lower center: "Black Bellied Darter or Snake Bird / Plotus Melanogaster / Bec a Lancette Common name"; below in graphite: "63[cut]"; along branch at lower right in brown ink: "Drawn by John J. Audubon from Nature / New Orleans 1822"; at middle right in graphite: "Bec à Lancette / Louisianna -"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group