Mallard and Gadwall Hybrid (Anas platyrhynchos and Anas strepera), Havell plate no. 338

Object Number: 
1863.17.338
Date: 
1822
Medium: 
Watercolor, oil, graphite, black ink, and pastel with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 3/8 x 23 5/16 in. (46.7 x 59.2 cm) Mat: 27 x 35 in. (68.6 x 88.9 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Drawn by John J. Audubon from Nature / New Orleans Feby. 1822"; below in graphite: "No 68 -- Plate 338."; at lower center: "Bemaculated Duck? / Young Male in December."; at lower right in brown ink: "Male -- Weight 2 lb-- 9 Oz-- / Length -- 23 In. / Breadth -- 39 -- " / Legs beyond the Tail 1 -- "-- "; at middle right: "Male / Weight 2 9/16 / ..."; erased inscriptions at upper right
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