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John James Audubon, American, (1785–1851)
Auks and Guillemots, 1838
Hand-colored engraving on Whatman paper
18 3/8 in. x 27 13/16 in. (46.67 cm x 70.64 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Engraving
Creation Place: North America, America
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. H. E. Belden in memory of Mr. H. E. Belden
Accession Number: 78.5.10


Commentary
Plate CCCII no. 81.

Dimensions
Image itself measures 15 1/2 x 25; plate mark is 18 3/8 x 27 13/16; paper extent is 25 1/8 x 37 11/16.

Marks
Names of birds are printed underneath; from left to right: Black-throated Guillemot (1 adult, 1 young), Nobbed-billed Auk, Curled-Crested Auk, Hornet-Billed Guillemot. Printed in upper left: No. 81. Printed in upper right: Plate CCCCII. Printed in lower left: "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon F.R.S. F.L.S." Printed in lower right: "Engraved, Printed, and Coloured by Robt. Havell 1838." Unsigned.

Medium
Hand-colored engraving on Whatman paper.

Object Description
Five birds in an arctic setting.

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