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

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