Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), Havell plate no. 264

Object Number: 
1863.17.264
Date: 
1831
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, and black chalk with touches of pastel and black ink, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 5/8 x 20 15/16 in. (37.1 x 53.2 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in black ink: "FULMAR PETREL / PROCELA[crossed out]A RIA GLACIALIS; L. Male, adult; Summer plumage."; below, correction in graphite: "ELLA"; at upper left in graphite[erased]: "53"
Description: 
Male in summer plumage
Gallery Label: 
based on pencil sketch made in late August 1831; probably completed several years later
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