Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle), Havell plate no. 219
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and pastel with touches of gouache and glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 13/16 x 21 3/8 in. (37.6 x 54.3 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Birds numbered counterclockwise in graphite: "1"; "2"; "3"
Adult, winter plumage, above; downy young, lower left; adult, breeding plumage, lower right
Chick at left is probably the work of Audubon's son John
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.