King Rail (Rallus elegans), Havell plate no. 203
c. 1815; 1833-34
Watercolor, graphite, collage, pastel, black chalk, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 13/16 x 21 1/2 in. (37.6 x 54.6 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Birds numbered in graphite left and right respectively: "1"; "2"
Rail in foreground probably painted during the winter of 1833-1834; bird at rear drawn in Kentucky, ca. 1815, and added to later compositon
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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