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Dunlin (Calidris alpina), Havell plate no. 290

Object Number: 
1863.17.290
Date: 
c. 1834-36
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, gouache, and black chalk with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 10 3/4 x 18 1/2 in. (27.3 x 47 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at center in brown ink: "Red-backed Sandpiper, Summer plumage 1. Winter plumage 2. / TRIN[inserted]GA ALPINA, Lin."; birds numbered in brown ink[over graphite] right and left respectively: "1"; "2."; at lower right in graphite[erased]: "5..."
Description: 
Winter plumage, left; summer plumage, right
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