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

Is owned by NYHS: 
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American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Havell plate no. 431
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Havell plate no. 431
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Havell plate no. 431
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
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)
Description 
Adult male
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.431
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Gallery Label 
Audubon first saw a flamingo in 1832 but was unable to procure a flamingo specimen until 1838 from Cuba
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group