Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis), Havell plate no. 389

Object Number: 
1821; c. 1836
Watercolor, collage, graphite, black ink, pastel, and black chalk with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 13/16 x 11 5/8 in. (47.8 x 29.5 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 71 / 78 Pl. 389"; below in brown ink: "Drawn from Nature by. J.J. Audubon / Louisiana July 29th 1821."; at lower right in graphite: "Plate 353 / No 41[crossed out]"; below in brown ink: "Red Cockaded Woodpecker Male / Picus Querellus."; below in graphite: "Males 1, Female 2"; two upper birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Female, above; males, below
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