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

Object Number: 
1863.17.408
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)
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"
Description: 
Female, upper left; male, lower right
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