Common Loon (Gavia immer), Havell plate no. 306

Object Number: 
1863.17.306
Date: 
1819?; 1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, black ink, and gouache with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 25 7/16 x 37 1/8 in. (64.6 x 94.3 cm) Mat: 35 x 47 in. (88.9 x 119.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite with horizonal and vertical framing lines to indicate placement of the image on the engraving plate
Description: 
Winter plumage, left; summer plumage, right
Gallery Label: 
Bird on left modeled from specimen shot 1819; bird on right begun on July 9, 1833 in Labrador
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