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Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

Object Number: 
c. 1822
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with scraping and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 11 1/8 x 17 5/8 in. (28.3 x 44.8 cm) Mat: 23 x 28 in. (58.4 x 71.1 cm)
Inscribed at lower right in brown ink: "[illegible] 12 -- / Weight --- 4 ozes"; at upper right in graphite, inverted: "[several lines illegible] JA--- / ... --- 1822 --"; at middle left: "4"; many erased inscriptions
Adult, winter plumage
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