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Great Auk - Pinguinus impennis

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Common name: Great Auk

Scientific name: Pinguinus impennis

Accession number: 022

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: July, 1839

Inscription on reverse: "Great Auk. Alca impennis. From a preserved specimen belonging to J.J. Audubon Esq, the same as that figured by him in his 341st plate. Edinburgh 6th July, 1839. WMcG."

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