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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Havell plate no. 421

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Havell plate no. 421
Title
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Havell plate no. 421
Date 
1821
Medium 
Watercolor, oil graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 23 1/2 x 37 1/8 in. (59.7 x 94.3 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Description 
Immature. Background may have been added later.
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.421
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?] [reversed]
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group