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

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Watercolor, graphite, black pastel, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
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)
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"
Male, above; female, below
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The background flora has been identified as Rosebay rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum).
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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