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Audubon's Shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri), Havell plate no. 299

Object Number: 
1863.17.299
Date: 
1826; c. 1835
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and pastel[?] on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 13 3/4 x 20 3/8 in. (34.9 x 51.8 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Please Show the Legs & feet as much as you can / through the transparency of the Water, which I should / Like you to have as in the Razor billed Auk! / You may have distant rocky shores --"
Gallery Label: 
Painting ca. 1835 based on a pencil sketch made on June 26, 1826; Havell completed the compostion according to Audubon's instructions
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group