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Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena), Havell plate no. 298
Date: c. 1832-33
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, oil, pastel, and collage with touches of black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm) Sheet (paper): 14 13/16 × 21 7/16 in. (37.6 × 54.5 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Boston
Description: Summer plumage, left; winter plumage, right.
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.298
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Inscribed: Inscribed at upper center diagonally in graphite: "The Yellow on this / bill must be light / and pure as is that / colour in the / other bird's bill / at the base --"; birds numbered in brown ink left and right respectively: "1"; "2"


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