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Great Tern,

Etching, engraving, and aquatint on wove paper

Print impression quality: Poor

Dimensions (Plate): 502 x 386 mm (19.8 x 15.2 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 758 x 562 mm (29.8 x 22.1 in.)

Inscribed in plate, lower right: “Engraved Printed & Coloured by R. Havell, 1836”; inscribed in plate, lower left: “Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S./F.L.S. 1836”; inscribed in plate, center left: “Great Tern Sterna Hirundo”; inscribed in plate, left: “Male Spring Plumage”; inscribed in plate, upper left: “no. 62”; inscribed in plate, upper right: “Plate CCIX”

Edition: Restrike printed in 1964 from one of two original plates (DAC 1964.23.2a) printed in Wesleyan’s Print Workshop, supervised by Russell T. Limbach; number 62, plate 309

Accession number: 1964.23.2

Biology Department transfer, 1964

Work Type: print

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