Black-throated Green Warbler (Dendroica virens); sketch of a tail

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Pastel, watercolor, and graphite with selective glazing and touches of gouache and black ink on paper, laid on card with 1863.18.3
Paper: 16 5/8 x 10 7/16 in. (42.2 x 26.5 cm), irregular Mat: 29 x 35 in. (73.7 x 88.9 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Araba nudiflora"; below in brown ink[crossed out in graphite]: "No. 37"; below in graphite: "May 7th 1812 Pensa"; at lower center in brown ink: "Black Throated Green Warbler / Sylvia Virens / Figuier a Cravate Noir / Drawn by J.J.Audubon"; at left below tail feathers in graphite: "12"; at lower right below sketch: "1/2 Tail"
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group