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Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis), Havell plate no. 103

Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis), Havell plate no. 103
Title
Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis), Havell plate no. 103
Date 
1829
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, black pastel, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 18 5/8 x 11 7/16 in. (47.3 x 29.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description 
Male, above; female, below
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.103
Inscriptions 
Inscribed and signed at lower right in brown ink: "Canada Flycatcher. Male 1. F. 2. / Sylvia pardalina. / Plant Rhododendron maximun / (Vulgo). Laurel -- / Great Pine Swamp Augt. 1st. / J.J.A."; at lower center: "No. 21. / Plate 103."; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Rosebay rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group