Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica). Havell plate no. 403
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache and glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 16 13/16 x 23 1/16 in. (42.7 x 58.6 cm)
Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Male, summer plumage
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "No 87. / Plate 403."; at center: "American Golden-eyed Duck. Summer plumage Aud. -- / Clangula americana. / Male --."; to right of tail: "16 feathers."
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