Mountain Quail (Oreortyx pitus) and Crested Bobwhite (Colinus cristatus), Havell plate no. 423
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, collage, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 13 13/16 x 21 7/16 in. (35.1 x 54.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "[cut- Cape] Disapointment (female) / was Shot Nov.r 30th 1836[?] / by J.K. Townsend --"; below: "Plumed Partridge. / Ortyx plumifera, Gould. / Male Bird --"; at upper right: "Copper --- / 22 X 1 -- 1/12th"; extensive erased inscriptions throughout
Mountain Quail male, left; female, center; Crested Bobwhite, right
Crested bobwhite is a Central American bird
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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