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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Havell plate no. 251

Object Number: 
1863.17.251
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, gouache, and black chalk with scraping and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 37 5/8 x 26 3/16 in. (95.6 x 66.5 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831 [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 51 -- 251"; at lower left of center in brown ink: "No 51."; at lower center: "BROWN PELICAN male, adult. / PELECANUS FUSCUS"; at lower right of center: "Pl 251."
Description: 
Summer plumage
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as mangrove (Rhizophora mangle)
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