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

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), Havell plate no. 425
Title
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna), Havell plate no. 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)
Description 
Males, upper four; female, lower center
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.425
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]"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group