Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), Havell plate no. 312

Object Number: 
1863.17.312
Date: 
1832-33
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, oil, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 16 5/8 x 29 13/16 in. (42.2 x 75.7 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Left bird numbered in graphite: "1"
Description: 
Male, summer plumage, upper left, and winter plumage, upper right; female and downy young, lower right. Formerly called the "Old Squaw" Duck.
Gallery Label: 
Audubon's son John assisted with birds and his other son, Victor may have worked on the background;
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