Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Havell plate no. 271; two studies of a foot

Object Number: 
1863.17.271
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of red gouache[at corner of eye] and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 38 1/4 x 25 3/16 in. (97.2 x 64 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in graphite[erased]: "Center this Bird."; at lower right in brown ink below studies: "foot above,"; to right: "foot beneath"
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Exhibitions: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group