Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), Havell plate no. 259

Object Number: 
c. 1833
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black chalk with touches of black ink and gouache on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 3/4 x 21 3/8 in. (37.5 x 54.3 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830 [reversed]
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "No 58 -- 289"; at lower center: "Horned Grebe. Adult Male Spring plumage 1. Young Winter 2 --- / Podiceps cornutus, Lath."; birds are numbered left and right respectively: "1"; "2"; verso inscriptions in brown ink illegible
Breeding plumage, left; winter plumage, right
Gallery Label: 
Original copper plate and uncolored proof housed in the U.S. National Museum (1938)
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