Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia), Havell plate no. 209
Watercolor, graphite, and pastel with touches of black ink and gouache, scraping, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 11/16 x 21 9/16 in. (37.3 x 54.8 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at center in graphite: "Take this figure at plate 284 / 3, Wilson's Plover / None of the ground"; left bird numbered: "2"
Female, left; male, right
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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