Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus), Havell plate no. 252
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 3/8 x 29 5/16 in. (54.3 x 74.5 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 51. pl 252."; at lower left of center: "Florida Cormorant; Male, adult, spring dress. / CARBO FLORIDANUS"; at lower center in graphite: "Florida Cormorant, male adult, Spring dress -- / Carbo Floridanus, aud. --"
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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