Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata), Havell plate no. 249

Object Number: 
1863.17.249
Date: 
c. 1834-35
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache with scratching out and touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 11/16 x 21 9/16 in. (37.3 x 54.8 cm), irregular Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 50."; at lower center: "Tufted Auk. Adult Male. -- / Mormon cirrhatus, Temm. --"; at lower right: "Plate 249."; at middle left in graphite[erased]: "20 by 14 1/2"; verso inscriptions in brown ink illegible
Description: 
Breeding plumage; male, right; female, left
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