Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata), Havell plate no. 235
Watercolor, graphite, black pastel, black chalk, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 9/16 x 19 7/8 in. (37 x 50.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?]0 [reversed]
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "[cut]56 -- 280 --"; erased inscriptions at lower right; verso inscriptions in brown ink illegible
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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