White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), Havell plate no. 262

White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), Havell plate no. 262
Title
White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), Havell plate no. 262
Date 
1832-35
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with scratching out and scraping, and touches of gouache and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 21 5/8 x 29 5/8 in. (54.9 x 75.2 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Description 
Adult bird with orange bill, above; younger adult with yellow bill, below
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.262
Gallery Label 
Audubon sailed on Lieutenant Day's boat near Florida and the Dry Tortugas for six weeks in the spring of 1832 and was unable to spot any of these birds and had to wait until summer to recieve specimens
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group