Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis), Havell plate no. 5

Object Number: 
1863.17.5
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, gouache, graphite, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. (47.6 x 29.5 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "No...."; at lower left in brown ink: "Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / Bayou Sarah Oct.r 5th 1821."; at lower center: "Cypress Swamp Fly Catcher Male. / Muscicapa"; below, in graphite[erased]: "…A. W."; erased inscriptions in lower register
Description: 
Immature male
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora).
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