Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides), Havell plate no. 282

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c. 1832-33
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and gouache with touches of black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 1/2 x 29 9/16 in. (54.6 x 75.1 cm) Mat: 32 × 58 in. (81.3 × 147.3 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Plate 282. / No 57."; at lower left of center: "Adult 1. Young 2d autumn 2 --"; at lower center: "White-winged Silvery Gull. Larus leucopterus, Faber. L. arcticus MacGillivray -- L. glaucoides Temm."; above: "57[crossed out]"; above in middle left rock: "Make this darker than the Skie / and more rocky but Keep the skie as it is"; above in rock: "Make this ground more gravely --"
Immature, above; adult, below
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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