Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
Watercolor, collage[over graphite outline], graphite, black chalk, gouache, and black ink with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 3/8 x 14 13/16 in. (54.3 x 37.6 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed in graphite at lower left: "No 49 243 --"; at lower center: "Great Tern"
Adult, summer plumage
The background flora has been identified as
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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