Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), Havell plate no. 201
c. 1821; 1833
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, collage, black ink, and black chalk with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 38 5/16 x 26 in. (97.3 x 66 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Drawn from Nature / by. J.J.Audubon. / F.R.S. S."; to right: "Canada Goose. / Anser canadensis, Viell. / Male 1. Female 2"; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"
left bird ca. 1821; right bird probably painted in Boston February 1833; Mrs. Pierre Jay, NYC owns watercolor drawn Boston February 1833 (see negative number 27927)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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