Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus), Havell plate no. 396

Object Number: 
1863.17.396
Date: 
c. 1836
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, black chalk, gouache, and white lead pigment with touches of black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 24 x 36 5/16 in. (61 x 92.2 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1834
Description: 
Adult, breeding plumage, left; immature, right
Gallery Label: 
Audubon saw a few pairs of these birds on the Labrador coast in July 1832, but was unable to find their nests
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