Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis), Havell plate no. 404
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, pastel, and black chalk with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 1/4 x 19 5/8 in. (36.2 x 49.8 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at upper left in graphite[erased]: "No one / … / … of the leg is yellow for about 3/4 of an Inch"; at lower left: "No 81. / Plate 404. / J.J.A."; at lower center: "Eared Grebe. -- Podiceps aurelus -- / …Adult 1. Young first Winter 2. --"
Summer plumage, left; juvenile or winter plumage, right
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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