Light-mantled Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata), Havell plate no. 407

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Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black chalk, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 x 28 11/16 in. (53.3 x 72.9 cm) Mat: 33 x 43 in. (83.8 x 109.2 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[cut]: "22[?]"; at lower right of center: "Brown Albatros / Diomedea fusca."; at lower right: "No 82. Plate 407."; above: "Total Length 28 Inches -- / Breadth 55 Inches --"; to right of tail: "12 Feathers / Very broad --"; above: "first quill longest --"
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For Havell's engraving, a background of land and water was added.
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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