Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus), Havell plate no. 328
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, pastel, and black chalk with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 5/16 x 21 7/16 in. (36.4 x 54.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / New Orleans May 2d-- 1821"; at center: "Long Legged Plover Male. / Charadrius Himantopus"; at right: "Total Length 22 1/2 Inches; to end of [cut] / Breadth 28 1/2 " / Weight 6 oz[cut] / Tail Feathers 12 all grey--"; at lower left of center in graphite: "Alter the ground"
Havell plate the habitat was greatly simplified and the boats were deleted
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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