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

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), Havell plate no. 224
Title
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), Havell plate no. 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)
Description 
Adult, front; immature, rear
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.224
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group