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American Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) and Blackish Oystercatcher?, Havell plate no. 427

American Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) and Blackish Oystercatcher?, Havell plate no. 427
Title
American Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) and Blackish Oystercatcher?, Havell plate no. 427
Date 
1838
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, and pastel with scratching out and touches of black ink and gouache on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 20 3/4 x 28 3/4 in. (52.7 x 73 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.427
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper center in graphite vertically[partially erased]: "..2…4 / … / usual depth --"; at upper right vertically: "On Some of these Birds-bills / The indentation of their… that / much in opening Shells as well / marked by having scale like / ...from it --"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group