Leach's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), Havell plate no. 260

Object Number: 
1863.17.260
Date: 
1831
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and pastel with scratching out and scraping on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 12 1/2 x 19 3/16 in. (31.8 x 48.7 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN [cut, reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Forked Tail Sea Swallow - Mallassidroma Leachii, - Temm."; birds numbered in brown ink right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
Credit Line: 
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