Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus), Havell plate no. 365
1819; c. 1835
Watercolor, graphite, black chalk, and black ink on two sheets of paper (smaller inlaid), laid on card; inlaid sheet: pastel and watercolor with touches of gouache and black ink on paper
Paper: 12 7/8 x 18 15/16 in. (32.7 x 48.1 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 74 Plate 370."; at lower center: "Male 1. Female 2 -- Wint[crossed out] Male in Winter 3 --"; at lower right: "Emberiza laponica / Lapland Long spur -- Kentuck[cut] / male 1. Female 2."; above: sketch of a bill beside: "here", instructing engraver to move middle bird to right and below male bird at right on copper plate; bird numbered at right: "1"
Male, winter plumage, left; immature, center; male, breeding plumage, right; Audubon's son Victor Gifford provided the background inserted into Havell plate no. 365.
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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