Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus), Havell plate no. 335

Object Number: 
1863.17.335
Date: 
1832-33
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, and black ink with touches of pastel on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 1/4 x 18 13/16 in. (36.2 x 47.8 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at the lower right in graphite: "Join the toe as now marked / excluding the black over it --"; at upper right in graphite[erased]: "no 67 Plate... / ..."; at lower center[erased]: "... breasted... Male 1... plumage / ... Female 2. do. --"; birds numbered from right to left respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Winter plumage, left; summer plumage, right
Gallery Label: 
Audubon appears to have confused this bird with the Long-billed dowitcher, which he never depicted for "The Birds of America"
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