Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata), Havell plate no. 235

Object Number: 
1863.17.235
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, black pastel, black chalk, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
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)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?]0 [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "[cut]56 -- 280 --"; erased inscriptions at lower right; verso inscriptions in brown ink illegible
Description: 
Breeding 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