Royal Tern (Sterna maxima), Havell plate no. 273

Object Number: 
1863.17.273
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black chalk with touches of gouache and black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 11/16 x 21 3/8 in. (37.3 x 54.3 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper right in graphite: "No. 54[crossed out] -- 269[crossed out]"; at lower center: "Shelfish / X"[instruction to engraver for position of shellfish on copper plate]; at lower right: "55"
Description: 
Adult, summer plumage
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group