Plate Reference #242
In the early spring of 1832 Audubon and his assistant George Lehman stayed
at a home of John Bachman in Charleston, South Carolina. By March 25,
Audubon wrote, thousands of snowy egrets had arrived there and were seen in
the marshes and rice fields, all in full plumage. He probably painted this
magnificent egret that same day, and Lehman added a landscape of a South
Carolina plantation; the tiny figure of a hunter appears at far right.