Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), Havell plate no. 211

Object Number: 
1863.17.211
Date: 
1821; 1834
Medium: 
Watercolor, oil, pastel, graphite, gouache, black ink, and collage on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 36 3/16 x 25 3/8 in. (91.9 x 64.5 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Gallery Label: 
Audubon reworked foreground in oil just before Havell engraved this picture in 1834.
Bibliography: 
Ramirez, Jan Seidler. "A History of the New-York Historical Society." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 138-145.
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Exhibitions: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group