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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser), Havell plate no. 331

Object Number: 
1863.17.331
Date: 
c. 1832-33
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 24 x 36 7/8 in. (61 x 93.7 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "Goosander --"; at upper center: "Male 1. F. 2."; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Female, left; male, right; Havell Plate 331 has a view of Cohoes Falls, New York, where Audubon was in the summer of 1824; see also 1863.17.401, which has a notation to include a NY waterfall.
Gallery Label: 
Havell plate version, background includes a view of the falls at Cohoes in upper New York State
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