Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis), Havell plate no. 343

Object Number: 
1863.17.343
Date: 
1820; 1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, collage, pastel, graphite, and black ink with touches of gouache and scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 15/16 x 24 15/16 in. (37.9 x 63.3 cm) Mat: 27 x 35 in. (68.6 x 88.9 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[cut]: "…a lot / but colour / the One of the / Ma[les]"
Description: 
Male, summer plumage, left; female, summer plumage, left center; immature male, winter plumage, center right; immature, right
Gallery Label: 
Probably completed in 1833 from paintings made earlier and pasted down
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