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Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea), Havell plate no. 250

Object Number: 
Watercolor, collage, graphite, gouache, pastel, black chalk, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 9/16 x 14 5/8 in. (54.8 x 37.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)

Inscribed at lower left in graphite: \"No 50 -- 250 --\"; to left of bill: \"X\" instructing the engraver to position the image on the copper plate


Breeding plumage

Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon; Adopt-an-Audubon Bird sponsor: Alexander B.V. Johnson in memory of E. Dudley H. Johnson
Place Made: 
continent: North America; country: Canada; state: Newfoundland; city: Labrador;
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group