Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) and Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea), Havell plate no. 415

Object Number: 
1863.17.415
Date: 
c. 1836
Medium: 
Watercolor, collage, pastel, black chalk, graphite, and black ink with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 19 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. (49.5 x 31.4 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Brown Creeper / Certhia familiarus --"; at lower center: "No 83 -- Plate 415."; at lower right: "Sitta pygmea, Vigors. -- / North-west of America"; birds numbered in brown ink and graphite clockwise from upper right: "1"; "3"; "1 / 4"; "2 / 2"
Description: 
Brown Creepers, above and left; Pygmy Nuthatches, right center
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