Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus), Havell plate no. 330

Object Number: 
1824; c. 1832
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 11 7/16 x 18 3/16 in. (29.1 x 46.2 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "[cut] 4th Volume--"; at lower left in gray ink: "Drawn by JJ. Audubon from Nature / Philadelphia May 11th 1824"; at lower left of center: "Ring Plover Male / Tringa Hiaticula"; at lower right of center in graphite: "Summer plumage 1. Young in August 2. / Charadrius semipalmatus, L.--"; at lower right: "Weight 1 1/2 oz. Troy"; birds numbered left and right respectively: "1"; "2"
Adults, male, left; female, right
Gallery Label: 
Male, painted in Philly on May 11, 1824; female, painted ca. 1832
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