Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) and White-tailed Ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura), Havell plate no. 418

Object Number: 
1863.17.418
Date: 
1838
Medium: 
Watercolor and graphite with touches of black chalk and gouache, and scraping on two sheets of paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 10 7/16 x 23 3/16 in. (26.5 x 58.9 cm) Left Sheet: 10 7/16 x 14 3/8 in. (26.5 x 36.5 cm) Right Sheet: 10 7/16 x
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed on left sheet, at lower left in graphite: "Male / Killed at N. Winter Island / 30th May 1822."; at lower right: "American Ptarmigan / Male -- / [cut]"
Description: 
Male Rock Ptarmigan in transitional plumage, left; adult White-tailed Ptarmigan, winter plumage, 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