Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Havell plate no. 297
Watercolor, collage, graphite, pastel, and black ink with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 1/2 x 29 1/4 in. (54.6 x 74.3 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "60 Pl 297"; birds numbered clockwise from left: "1"; "2"; "3"
Adult male, left; immature male, upper right; female, below
Two birds at right probably painted by John Woodhouse in Maine in spring 1833 and later pasted onto his father's composition
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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