Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia), Havell plate no. 310

Object Number: 
1863.17.310
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and gouache with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 16 1/2 x 22 5/8 in. (41.9 x 57.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "J.J. Audubon"; below: "J. J"; at lower right: "65 / Louisianna -- / August --"; at lower center[erased]: "...Piper"; erased inscriptions in lower register
Description: 
Adults in transition from spotted summer plumage to unspotted winter plumage
Gallery Label: 
Scene of Bayou Sara in background sketched in pencil
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