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Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata), Havell plate no. 243
Date: 1832
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, gouache, pastel, black chalk, collage, and oil with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm) Sheet (paper): 14 7/8 × 21 7/16 in. (37.8 × 54.5 cm)
Description: 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.
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.243
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Marks: Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Inscribed: Inscribed at upper right corner in graphite: "[cut]3"; birds numbered clockwise from upper left: "1"; "2"; "3"

Gallery Label:

Bird at right pasted on.

Exhibitions:

"John James Audubon's Birds of North America: The Original Watercolors," New-York Historical Society, April 8- September 14, 1985

Audubon, traveling exhibition, 1993-95.

"Audubon's Aviary 2005," New-York Historical Society, February 15-March 20, 2005.

"Audubon's Aviary: Something Old, Something Borrowed, But Most Things New," New-York Historical Society, February 13-April 5, 2009.