Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis), Havell plate no. 265
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Paper: 12 1/8 x 19 3/16 in. (30.8 x 48.7 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "...Sandpiper"; at lower left of center in brown ink[over erased graphite]: "BUFF BREASTED SAND-PIPER. / TRINGA RUFESCENS. Viell?"; at lower center: "Buff breasted Sandpiper / Male 1. Female 2."; at lower right: "Tringa rufescens, Viellot?"; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
Female, left; male, right
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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