Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis), Havell plate no. 279

Object Number: 
1863.17.279
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and pastel with touches of gouache, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
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)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "54[?] 270[? crossed out] / 56"; at lower left of center: "No. 56. 279"
Description: 
Summer plumage
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