Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis), Havell plate no. 117

Object Number: 
1863.17.117
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and gouache with touches of black ink, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 1/4 x 23 5/8 in. (46.4 x 60 cm) Mat: 27 x 35 in. (68.6 x 88.9 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN / 1818 [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "No 24"; at lower left in brown ink: "Drawn form Nature by John. J. Audubon. / Louisianna parish of Felicianna James Pirrie's Esqr Plantation -- / June 28th 1821."; at lower center: "Mississipi Kite Male. / Falco Mississipiensis"; at lower right: "Length 14 Inches / Breadth 3 feet 1/2 Inches. / Weight 10 3/4 onces / Tail feathers 12."; above in graphite: "no. 8"; at upper right corner: "17"
Description: 
Male
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