Spruce Grouse (Canachites canadensis), Havell plate no. 176

Object Number: 
1863.17.176
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache with selective glazing and scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 25 x 35 7/16 in. (63.5 x 90 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831 [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Birds numbered right to left in graphite: "1"; "2"; "1"; "2"; plants numbered right to left: "4"; "3"; erased inscriptions at lower left
Description: 
From left to right: female; male; female; male
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Painted trillium (Trilliun undulatum) and Twisted-stalk (Streptopus amplexifolius)
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