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Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea), Havell plate no. 250
Date: 1833
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Medium: Watercolor, collage, graphite, gouache, pastel, black chalk, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet (paper): 21 9/16 × 14 5/8 in. (54.8 × 37.1 cm)
Place made: North America, Canada, Labrador
Description: Breeding plumage
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon; Adopt-an-Audubon Bird sponsor: Alexander B.V. Johnson in memory of E. Dudley H. Johnson
Object Number: 1863.17.250
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Inscribed: Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 50 -- 250 --"; to left of bill: "X" instructing the engraver to position the image on the copper plate


"John James Audubon's Birds of North America: The Original Watercolors," New-York Historical Society, April 8- September 14, 1985.