King Eider (Somateria spectabilis), Havell plate no. 276

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c. 1832-33
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, collage, black ink, and gouache with touches of white lead pigment, scraping, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 25 11/16 x 38 1/8 in. (65.2 x 96.8 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 56. Plate 276."; at lower center: "KING DUCK, male 1, Female 2. / FULIGULA SPECTABILIS, LATH."; birds numbered left and right respectively: "1"; "2"; at lower right in graphite: "56"
Male, left; female, right
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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