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Great Tern,

Copper plate with engraving, etching, and aquatint

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

Inscribed in plate, lower right: “Engraved, Printed, and Coloured by R. 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: “Great Tern Sterna Hirundo”; inscribed in plate, left: “Male Spring Plumage”; inscribed in plate, upper left: “no. 62”; inscribed in plate, upper right: “Plate CCCIX”

Edition: Number 62, plate 309

Accession number: 1964.23.2a

Biology Department transfer, 1964

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Thomas R. Pickering, Portland, CT

Bibliography: On Audubon’s copper plates by Havell, see Fries, Double Elephant… (1973), pp. 390–398; Morgan in Print Quarterly, vol. 4 (December 1987), p. 376, n. 23,

Work Type: print

Related Works: See DAC 1963.23.2 for a restrike impression from this plate.

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