Least Tern (Sternula antillarum), Havell plate no. 319

Object Number: 
1863.17.319
Date: 
1821; c. 1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, collage, graphite, and gouache with touches of black ink and black chalk, and scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 3/8 x 15 in. (54.3 x 38.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No. 58 -- 290 -- / 64 4th Volume"; at lower center in brown ink: "Lesser Tern. Adult 1. Young 2 / STERNA MINUTA, L."; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Immature, above; adult, below
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