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Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra), Havell plate no. 408

Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra), Havell plate no. 408
Title
Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra), Havell plate no. 408
Date 
1838
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, collage, and black ink with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 16 1/16 x 22 1/16 in. (40.8 x 56 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Description 
Female, upper left; male, lower right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.408
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "[cut]No 82. Plate 408. American Scoter Duck. --"; at upper right, inverted: "[5 lines erased]...Plate 408. / No. 82"; birds numbered front and rear respectively: "1"; "2"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group