Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima), Havell plate no. 284

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Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with touches of white lead pigment and scratching out on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 3/4 x 21 3/8 in. (37.5 x 54.3 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 57. / Plate 284."; at lower left center: "Wilson's Plover / Charadrius wilsonius / 3. male Spring plumage."; at lower center: "Purple Sandpiper. / TRINGA MARITIMA, Brunn. 1. male adult Summer plumage 2. Female Winter."; birds numbered left and right respectively: "1"; "2"
Winter plumage; male, left, and female, right. The taxonomic reference to "Brunn." refers to Morten Thrane Brünnich (1737-1827), Danish zoologist.
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Wilson's plover was added to the Havell plate
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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