Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia), Havell plate no. 269

Object Number: 
c. 1835
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 x 21 3/8 in. (35.6 x 54.3 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1834
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "N. 54"
Male, winter plumage. This European species is regarded as an improbable observation; never seen in North America since Audubon's Florida sighting; possibly a juvenile of another species of wader.
Gallery Label: 
Havell incorporated a drawing by George Lehman of a Spanish fort on the water's edge at St. Augustine; colored engraving in N-YHS collections; greenshank is an European bird
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group