Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens), Havell plate no. 256
Watercolor, gouache, pastel, graphite, and black ink with touches of white lead pigment on paper, laid on card
Paper: 25 11/16 x 38 in. (65.2 x 96.5 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831
Inscribed at lower right in graphite: "--light tail / Water continues"; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
White phase and red phase adults
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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