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Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), Havell plate no. 334 [with immature from 1863.18.35]

Object Number: 
1863.17.334
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, collage, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 7/8 x 21 11/16 in. (37.8 x 55.1 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "No 67. Plate 334 / Black bellied Plover --"; along upper left margin vertically: "4th Volume --"; horizontal and vertical graphite framing lines at top and right to indicate image placement on copper plate
Description: 
Summer plumage, left; winter plumage, right; Havell plate #334 was composed by adding the immature bird from watercolor 1863.18.35 to the right side of this composition and shifting the upper bird left.
Gallery Label: 
Bird at right, Louisiana, ca. 1822; bird at left, Atlantic coast, ca. 1833; in Havell plate the engraving shows a plover chick, also found on separate drawing in N-YHS collection (1863.18.35); these birds are now protected after their numbers declined drastically
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