Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda), Havell plate no. 303

Object Number: 
c. 1825
Watercolor, graphite, and black ink with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 5/8 x 21 3/4 in. (37.1 x 55.2 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at lower right in graphite: "Louisanna J.J. Audubon[cut]"; at upper left: "62"
The naturalist William Bartram (1739-1823) of Philadelphia is commemorated in the Latin taxonomic named for this genus.
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Toadshade (Trillium sessile) or Little sweet betsy (Trillium cuneatum); Havell plate filled in the snail and landscape more boldly
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