Blue Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus), Havell plate no. 361

Title:
Blue Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus), Havell plate no. 361
Date: 
1836-37
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, oil, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache, scratching out, scraping, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 23 3/4 x 35 7/8 in. (60.3 x 91.1 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Description: 
Male, left; female, right
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.361
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper right in graphite: "20 feathers to the Tail --"; birds numbered in brown ink left and right respectively: "1"; "2"
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group