Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Object Number: 
1863.18.33
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, collage[over graphite outline], graphite, black chalk, gouache, and black ink with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 3/8 x 14 13/16 in. (54.3 x 37.6 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed in graphite at lower left: "No 49 243 --"; at lower center: "Great Tern"
Description: 
Adult, summer plumage
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as
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