Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata), Havell plate no. 243
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, pastel, black chalk, collage, and oil with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 7/8 x 21 7/16 in. (37.8 x 54.5 cm), irregular Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Inscribed at upper right corner in graphite: "[cut]3"; birds numbered clockwise from upper left: "1"; "2"; "3"
Male, left; females, center and right . Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata) is currently considered a separate species from Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), now only used for the Eurasian Snipe, AOU 2009.
Bird at right pasted on
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.