Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Object Number: 
1863.18.39
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Pastel, watercolor, gouache, graphite, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 7/16 x 23 3/8 in. (46.8 x 59.4 cm) Mat: 27 x 35 in. (68.6 x 88.9 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: [cut]Y MILLS / [cut]TMAN
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in black and brown ink: "Drawn From Nature by John. J. Audubon / New Orleans March 20th 1821"; at lower center in graphite: "66 / Blue Heron Ardea Cerulea} AWilson"; at lower right of center in black ink: "Male."; at lower right: "Total length 30 1/2 Inches / to End of tail -- 23 1/2" / Breadth 39 1/4" / Tail Feathers 12 --- / Weight ---- 11 ozes"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as
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