Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus), Havell plate no. 241

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Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, and black chalk with touches of gouache and glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 37 1/2 x 25 5/8 in. (95.3 x 65.1 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Inscribed at the middle left in graphite: "the black to be red as tho / that outside of it"; below: "Eye Silvery instead / of Yellow --"; at lower left: "No 49. 241 --"; below: "Total Length -- 2. feet 1/2 Inch -- / Alar extent 5 feet 3 Inches / point of Bill to corner of Mouth 3 Inches 3/4 --"; at lower center: "Finish this ground rather better"; at lower right: "49 pl 241"
Adult plumage; detailed study of the leg and foot from 1863.18.28 added to Havell plate no. 241
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Other version 1863.17.241b- foot of great black-backed gull
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Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group