Greater Shearwater (Puffinus gravis), Havell plate no. 283

Object Number: 
1863.17.283
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 13/16 x 21 5/8 in. (37.6 x 54.9 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 57. Plate 283. --"; at lower right in brown ink[over erased graphite]: "Cinereous Petrel. Lath.[insert] male. / Puffinus cinereus, Cuv. / cinereous Petrel, Latham Puffinus cinereus, Cuvier."; at upper left in graphite[erased]: "No 57"
Description: 
Male
Gallery Label: 
Although Audubon's inscription specifies "male," the sexes in this species are indistinguishable in appearance
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