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Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle), Havell plate no. 219

Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle), Havell plate no. 219
Title
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle), Havell plate no. 219
Date 
1833
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and pastel with touches of gouache and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 14 13/16 x 21 3/8 in. (37.6 x 54.3 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Description 
Adult, winter plumage, above; downy young, lower left; adult, breeding plumage, lower right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.219
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Inscriptions 
Birds numbered counterclockwise in graphite: "1"; "2"; "3"
Gallery Label 
Chick at left is probably the work of Audubon's son John
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group