Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla), Havell plate no. 314
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black chalk with touches of gouache and black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 13 3/8 x 21 13/16 in. (34 x 55.4 cm), irregular Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "63"; at upper right: "64[crossed out]"; at lower left in brown ink: "Laughing Gull. / Larus atricilla, Linn, Latham, Gmel. / Larus ridibundus, Wilson. -- / 1. Male adult / Spring plumage / 2. Young in first autumn. / Shot in New / Jersey. -- "; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"
Male, adult plumage, front; immature behind
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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