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Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica), Havell plate no. 258

Object Number: 
1863.17.258
Date: 
1832; 1835
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, and pastel with touches of gouache and black ink, scratching out, and scraping on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 3/4 x 21 7/16 in. (37.5 x 54.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Hudsonian Godwit. Male 1. Young. Female 2. Summer Plumage. / LIMOSA HUDSONICA, Swain. and Richard. --"; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2."; six lines of erased inscriptions at middle left including: "...feet..."
Description: 
Female, breeding plumage, left; immature male, right
Gallery Label: 
Bird at left probably painted by Audubon in spring 1835; bird at right painted by his son in Boston in 1832
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