Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis), Havell plate no. 210

Object Number: 
1863.17.210
Date: 
1820; 1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, collage, gouache, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 3/4 x 21 11/16 in. (37.5 x 55.1 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper right in graphite: "No 1 -- a small Bittern …ing[?] nothing known[partially cut]"; birds numbered from right to left: "1"; "2"; "3"
Description: 
Immature, left; adult female, center; adult 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