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Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicaria), Havell plate no. 255

Object Number: 
1863.17.255
Date: 
1835
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, and black ink with touches of pastel and black chalk, and scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 3/4 x 21 1/16 in. (37.5 x 53.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 51 pl 255"; at lower center: "Red Phalarope Adult male 1. Adult Female 2. Winter Plumage. 3. / Phalaropus platyrhynchus, Temm."; at upper right: "Plate 255."; birds numbered counterclockwise from right: "1"; "2"; "3"
Description: 
Male, breeding plumage, upper left; female, breeding plumage, right; winter plumage, lower left
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