Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelgicus) and Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus), Havell plate no. 412

Object Number: 
1863.17.412
Date: 
1836
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, white lead pigment, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 3/4 x 25 11/16 in. (55.2 x 65.2 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[cut]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at middle left in graphite: "Female Bird [shot] at Cape Disapointment / 1st november -- / 1836 --"; at lower left: "No 83 -- Plate 412."; at middle right: "Male Bird -- / Shot at Cape Disapointment / Octr 8th 1836."
Description: 
Adult Pelagic Cormorant, left; immature Brandt's Cormorant, right
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