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Havell’s Tern, 1, Trudeau’s Tern, 2,

Etching, engraving, and aquatint on wove paper

Print impression quality: Good; plate was scratched

Dimensions (Plate): 386 x 642 mm (15.2 x 25.3 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 562 x 756 mm (22.1 x 29.8 in.)

Inscribed in plate, lower right: “Engraved, Printed, and Coloured by Robt. Havell, 1833”; inscribed in plate, lower left: “Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S./F.L.S.”; inscribed in plate, center left: “Havell's Tern. 1. Sterna Havelli Aud.” and “Trudeau's Tern, 2. Sterna Trudeaui, Aud.”; inscribed in plate, upper left: “No. 82”; inscribed in plate, upper right: “Pl. CCCIX”

Watermark: Rives

Edition: Restrike printed in 1964 from one of two original plates (DAC 1964.23.1a) printed in Wesleyan’s Print Workshop, supervised by Russell T. Limbach; number 82, plate 404

Accession number: 1964.23.1

Biology Department transfer, 1964

Work Type: print

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