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

Title:
Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia), Havell plate no. 324
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Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 65. Plate 324 -"; birds numbered clockwise from lower center: "1"; "2"; "3"
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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)
Classification: 
Date End: 
1 830
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
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);
Date Begin: 
1821
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group