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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Havell plate no. 221

Object Number: 
1863.17.221
Date: 
c. 1821-25
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, black ink, and collage with touches of gold metallic pigment and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 25 5/8 x 38 3/8 in. (65.1 x 97.5 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Two male birds numbered in graphite: "1"; two female birds numbered[in leaf below]: "2"
Description: 
Males left rear and right front; others, females
Gallery Label: 
plants in foreground were drawn separatly and pasted on
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