Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), Havell plate no. 66

Object Number: 
c. 1825-1826
Watercolor, pastel, black ink, graphite, gouache, and white lead pigment with selective glazing and outlining with a stylus on paper, laid on card
Paper: 38 1/4 x 25 1/16 in. (97.2 x 63.7 cm) **Before Conservation Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 14. Plate 66. / Published / 1829."; to right: "Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Male 1. F.2 & 3. -- / Picus principalis --"; signed below: "Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon -- / Louisianna. --"
Male, left; female, right
Gallery Label: 
MMA has an oil painting of this watercolor
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