Crested Auklet (Aethia cristatella), Ancient Murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquus), Least Auklet (Aethia pusilla), Rhinoceros Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata), Havell plate no. 402

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Watercolor, pastel, graphite, and black chalk with touches of black ink, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 16 1/4 x 29 1/8 in. (41.3 x 74 cm) Mat: 27 x 35 in. (68.6 x 88.9 cm)
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "81 / Size of the / copper --"[with horizontal lines indicating the boundaries of the image for transfer to the engraving plate]; at lower left in brown ink: "Phaleris superciliata, Bonap. / Curled-crested Auk."; at lower left of center: "Mergulus antiquus, Bonap. / 1 Adult 2 Young / Black-throated Guillemot."; at lower right of center: "Phaleris nodirostris, Bonap. / Knobbed-billed Auk."; at lower right: "Ceratorrhina Occidentalis, Bonap. / Horned-billed Guillemot."[each ID followed by a graphite check mark]; birds numbered and identified from middle left in graphite: "Phaleris superciliata, Bonap. / obs. on Cus… Right Animal.--"; at center: "1 / Mergulus antiquus / Bonap. --"; below to right: "Ceratorrhina Occidentalis, Bonap."; at middle right: "Phaleris nodirostris"; birds numbered in brown ink from left to right: "5"; "1"; "2"; "4"; "3"
Adults; from left: Crested Auklet; Ancient Murrelet; Marbled Murrelet; Least Auklet; Rhiniceros Auklet
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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