Purple Gallinule (Porphyrula martinica), Havell plate no. 305
Watercolor, oil, pastel, black chalk, and graphite with touches of black ink and varnish on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 5/16 x 21 3/8 in. (36.4 x 54.3 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at upper left in graphite "61"; at lower right: "Purple...Male / Spring plumage[cut]"
For the Havell plate, three small figures of birds in the distance were deleted
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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