Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), Havell plate no. 425

Object Number: 
1863.17.425
Date: 
1838
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 3/8 x 14 7/16 in. (54.3 x 36.7 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Trochilus anna, Lesson."; at lower right: "1. Males -- / 2. Females & nest.--"; birds numbered inside circles clockwise from the upper center: "1"; "2"; "1[without circle]"; "5"; "3"; "4"; "1[without circle]"
Description: 
Males, upper four; female, lower center
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