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Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia), Havell plate no. 324

Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia), Havell plate no. 324
Title
Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia), Havell plate no. 324
Date 
c. 1821; 1830
Medium 
Watercolor, collage, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 21 1/4 x 15 3/16 in. (54 x 38.6 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description 
Adults, center; immature, in autumn, lower right. Female Bonaparte's Gulls usually have black heads, like the males.
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.324
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1820
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 65. Plate 324 -"; birds numbered clockwise from lower center: "1"; "2"; "3"
Gallery Label 
All three birds drawn separately and pasted on background; Specimens obtained in Ohio in 1819, while on an outing with Robert Best (Curator of the Cincinnati Museum at that time);
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group