Watercolor, black ink, oil, graphite, gouache, white lead pigment, and pastel with selective glazing on paper, laid on Japanese paper
Paper: 23 1/2 x 18 3/4 in. (59.7 x 47.6 cm)
Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / TURKEY MILLS [reversed]
Inscribed at lower right of center in brown ink: "Chuck-Wills widow / Caprimulgus Carolinensis / Spanish Whipper Will common name"; at lower right, diagonally under branch: "Drawn from Nature by John J. Audubon / Natchez May 7th 1822"; below: "Weight of Male. 3 3/4 [insert]Oz / Length of " 12 3/4 In. / Breadth " " 26."; to right: "Female -- 3 1/4 oz / Eggs siz[cut] / of a Cherry."
Female, below; male, above, with an Eastern Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius) on the branch.
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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