Carbonated Swamp Warbler (Dendroica carbonata)?, Havell plate no. 60

Carbonated Swamp Warbler (Dendroica carbonata)?, Havell plate no. 60
Carbonated Swamp Warbler (Dendroica carbonata)?, Havell plate no. 60
Carbonated Swamp Warbler (Dendroica carbonata)?, Havell plate no. 60
Title
Carbonated Swamp Warbler (Dendroica carbonata)?, Havell plate no. 60
Date 
1811; c. 1825
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with touches of gouache on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 18 9/16 x 11 7/8 in. (47.1 x 30.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description 
Male. One of Audubon's mystery birds, not associated with any known species.
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.60
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased and modified by another hand]: "[?] A / No 12. Plate 60. -- / Carbonated Warbler. Male 1. Young M. 2 / Sylvia carbonata / Plant Vulgo Service Tree / Pyrus Botryapium / Henderson Kent. 7. May 1811. J.J.A"; at lower center[erased]: "Pyrus Botryapium"; at lower right: "Published 1822[?cut]"; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as probably Juneberry (Amelanchier arborea or Amelanchier laevis), probably a copy Audubon made around 1825 of a drawing done in May 1811.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group