Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena), Havell plate no. 298
Watercolor, graphite, oil, pastel, and collage with touches of black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 13/16 x 21 7/16 in. (37.6 x 54.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at upper center diagonally in graphite: "The Yellow on this / bill must be light / and pure as is that / colour in the / other bird's bill / at the base --"; birds numbered in brown ink left and right respectively: "1"; "2"
Summer plumage, left; winter plumage, right
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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