Purple Gallinule (Porphyrula martinica), Havell plate no. 305

Object Number: 
1863.17.305
Date: 
1822
Medium: 
Watercolor, oil, pastel, black chalk, and graphite with touches of black ink and varnish on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
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)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite "61"; at lower right: "Purple...Male / Spring plumage[cut]"
Gallery Label: 
For the Havell plate, three small figures of birds in the distance were deleted
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