Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus), Havell plate no. 191
Watercolor, black ink, pastel, graphite, black chalk, gouache, and white lead pigment with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 25 1/16 x 36 1/16 in. (63.7 x 91.6 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Birds numbered in brown ink left and right respectively: "1"; "2"; plants numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
Male, breeding plumage, left; female with young, right
The background flora has been identified as Beach pea (Lathyrus maritimus), Roseroot (Sedum rosea), and Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.