Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps), Havell plate no. 248
Watercolor, gouache, oil, graphite, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 7/16 x 21 3/8 in. (36.7 x 54.3 cm)
Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Winter plumage, left; breeding plumage, right
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed at upper right in graphite, erased[cut]: "...Length of ... / from bill to end of feet 18. Inches --- / Weight 15 onces ---"
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