Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major), Havell plate no. 187

Title:
Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major), Havell plate no. 187
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 29 3/8 x 21 3/16 in. (74.6 x 53.8 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Description: 
Female, above; male, below
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.187
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Live oak (Quercus virginiana) with Spanish moss; this was the 3rd time Audubon drew this bird, the 1st was on MS River 1/1821, the 2nd time was made for and published by Charles Lucien Bonaparte in plate four of his "Continuation of Wilson's American Ornithology,"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group