Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus), Havell plate no. 270

Object Number: 
1863.17.270
Date: 
1831
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and pastel with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 12 1/2 x 19 3/16 in. (31.8 x 48.7 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "No 54"; at lower center: "Yellow billed Sea Swallow"; birds numbered left and right respectively: "1"; "2"; erased inscriptions at upper left
Gallery Label: 
Sketched in 1831, probably completed later
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