American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Havell plate no. 311
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black chalk with touches of black ink, scratching out, and scraping on paper, laid on card
Paper: 37 x 25 1/16 in. (94 x 63.7 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Adult, summer plumage
Prelimary drawing with background and possibly bird done by Lehman; horizontal format; head facing outward, not profile (1863.18.36)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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