Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea), Havell plate no. 250

Title:
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea), Havell plate no. 250
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Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 50 -- 250 --"; to left of bill: "X" instructing the engraver to position the image on the copper plate
Not promoted
27 721
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, collage, graphite, gouache, pastel, black chalk, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 9/16 x 14 5/8 in. (54.8 x 37.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Date End: 
1 833
Description: 
Breeding plumage
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.250
Date Begin: 
1833
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group