Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica). Havell plate no. 403

Object Number: 
1863.17.403
Date: 
1838
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 16 13/16 x 23 1/16 in. (42.7 x 58.6 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "No 87. / Plate 403."; at center: "American Golden-eyed Duck. Summer plumage Aud. -- / Clangula americana. / Male --."; to right of tail: "16 feathers."
Description: 
Male, summer plumage
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