Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis), Havell plate no. 349
Pastel, graphite, watercolor, and black ink with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Paper: 11 1/2 x 16 3/4 in. (29.2 x 42.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 70. Plate 349."; at lower center: "Least Water hen -- Edward. / Rallus Jamaicensis, Gmel. 1 Adult Male. 2. Youngling --"; birds numbered left and right respectively: "1"; "2"
Adult male, left; chick, right
In Havell plate a background of tall grass and water was added to complete the plate
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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