Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus), Havell plate no. 396
Watercolor, graphite, black chalk, gouache, and white lead pigment with touches of black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 24 x 36 5/16 in. (61 x 92.2 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1834
Adult, breeding plumage, left; immature, right
Audubon saw a few pairs of these birds on the Labrador coast in July 1832, but was unable to find their nests
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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