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Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), Havell plate no. 224

Object Number: 
1863.17.224
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, black ink, and gouache with touches of scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 1/2 x 21 7/16 in. (36.8 x 54.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Inscriptions: 
Erased inscriptions at upper right; at middle right: "+", indicating position of right cloud to be added; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"; verso inscriptions in brown ink illegible
Description: 
Adult, front; immature, rear
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