Surfbird (Aphriza virgata), Havell plate no. 428
Watercolor, graphite, and pastel, with touches of black ink and scratching out on two sheets of paper, laid on card
Overall: 24 1/8 x 16 3/16 in. (61.3 x 41.1 cm) Upper Sheet: 10 11/16 x 16 3/16 in. (27.1 x 41.1 cm) Lower Sheet: 13 11
Inscribed with long vertical and horizontal lines in graphite to indicate to the engraver compositional changes, framing, and alignment of the image on the copper plate; at middle right: "Copper / 1..... / X / 1--"
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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