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American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Havell plate no. 431

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Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Title:
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Havell plate no. 431
Date: 
1838
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and pastel with glazes on paper, laid on card
Classification: 
Exhibitions: 
Dimensions: 
Paper: 33 1/4 x 24 3/16 in. (84.5 x 61.4 cm)Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Date End: 
1 838
Description: 
Adult male
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.431
Gallery Label: 
Audubon first saw a flamingo in 1832 but was unable to procure a flamingo specimen until 1838 from Cuba
Date Begin: 
1838
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group