Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis), Havell plate no. 265

Object Number: 
1863.17.265
Date: 
c. 1834-35
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 12 1/8 x 19 3/16 in. (30.8 x 48.7 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "...Sandpiper"; at lower left of center in brown ink[over erased graphite]: "BUFF BREASTED SAND-PIPER. / TRINGA RUFESCENS. Viell?"; at lower center: "Buff breasted Sandpiper / Male 1. Female 2."; at lower right: "Tringa rufescens, Viellot?"; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Female, left; male, right
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