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Drawing, Possession Island Penguin and Emperor Penguin, Illustration for "Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas"

This is a Drawing. It was created by Henry Alken. It is dated 1884 and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is graphite and brush and grey and white heightening on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Milton I. D. Einstein. It is credited Gift of Milton Einstein.

Its dimensions are

12.2 × 17.5 cm (4 13/16 × 6 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and ink, verso: Wilson London Br. Mus. 1884. Alken”

Cite this object as

Drawing, Possession Island Penguin and Emperor Penguin, Illustration for "Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas"; Henry Alken ; England; graphite and brush and grey and white heightening on paper; 12.2 × 17.5 cm (4 13/16 × 6 7/8 in.); Gift of Milton Einstein; 1959-49-242

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