Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), Havell plate no. 292; two sketches of a foot
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with scraping on paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 7/16 x 29 1/4 in. (54.5 x 74.3 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Inscribed at upper left in graphite under left foot sketch: "Back view of the Foote."; under right foot sketch: "Front view of [the foot]"; at lower center: "Crested Grebe, adult spring plumage 1. Winter Bird immature 2 -- / PODICEPS cristatus Lath."; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1 / 1"; "2"
Winter plumage, left; breeding plumage, right
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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