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Wood Stork (Mycteria americana), Havell plate no. 216

Wood Stork (Mycteria americana), Havell plate no. 216
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana), Havell plate no. 216
Title
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana), Havell plate no. 216
Date 
1821
Medium 
Watercolor, oil, pastel, black chalk, black ink, and graphite with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 38 3/16 x 25 13/16 in. (97 x 65.6 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.216
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper right along contour of bird in graphite, inverted: "Length from point of Bill to end of Tail 3 feet 8 1/2 Inches -- / " -- to end of claws 15 more Inches -- / Alars extent 5 feet 2 Inches -- / Weight 11 pounds 3/4 -- Avoir du poids / Male Bird April 17th --"[inscription added while working in sky]
Gallery Label 
Background filled in several years later
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group