Tell-tale Godwit or Snipe (i.e. Greater Yellowlegs)
Tell-tale Godwit or Snipe (i.e. Greater Yellowlegs)

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, 1836

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Tell-tale Godwit or Snipe (i.e. Greater Yellowlegs)
John James Audubon, 1836
AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851), after. – HAVELL, Robert (1793-1878).

Tell-tale Godwit or Snipe (Plate CCCVIII)
Totanus Melanoleucus

Depicts a pair of Greater Yellowlegs sandpipers on a riverbank in East Florida, with houses visible on the far shore. The painting was probably done in late 1831 or the first half of 1832; the birds are in winter plumage. Low, p. 162.

Engraving with hand-coloring, etching, and aquatint, dated 1836, on watermarked J Whatman paper dated 1836, with margins. Plate size 377 x 532 mm (634 x 960 mm sheet). (Pale toning and a few stray spots, outside of plate.) Matted and framed.

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