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Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

Object Number: 
1863.18.38
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and gouache with touches of black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 20 7/8 x 29 1/8 in. (53 x 74 cm) Mat: 38 × 52 in. (96.5 × 132.1 cm)
Inscriptions: 

Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "49, 242"; at lower right[crossed out]: "Larus..."

Gallery Label: 

The background flora has been identified as

Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon; Adopt-an-Audubon Bird sponsor: Barbara Paddock and Jordan Sprechman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group