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

Object Number: 
1863.17.431
Date: 
1838
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and pastel with glazes on paper, laid on card
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)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Description: 

Adult male

Gallery Label: 

Audubon first saw a flamingo in 1832 but was unable to procure a flamingo specimen until 1838 from Cuba

Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Exhibitions: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group