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Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea), Havell plate no. 88

Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea), Havell plate no. 88
Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea), Havell plate no. 88
Title
Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea), Havell plate no. 88
Date 
1829
Medium 
Watercolor and graphite with touches of black ink, black pastel, gouache, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 18 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. (47.9 x 29.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description 
Immature female, above and immature male, below
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.88
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / TURKEY MILLS / 18[?]
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 18. Plate 88. / Betula P[capital crossed out to indicate lower case]apyrifera. / Vulgo Canoe Birch / Autumnal Warbler. / Sylvia autumnalis / Great Pine Swamp August 20th-- / J.J.A"; at lower right of center: "Male 1. F.2"; lower and upper birds numbered respectively: "1"; "2"; at lower left in graphite[erased]: "Plant Vulgo... / ..."; above: "Betula p... / vulgo Yellow[?]... / J.J.A"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Canoe birch (Betula papyrifera)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group