Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis), Havell plate no. 279
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and pastel with touches of gouache, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 3/4 x 21 3/8 in. (37.5 x 54.3 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "54[?] 270[? crossed out] / 56"; at lower left of center: "No. 56. 279"
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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