Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), Havell plate no. 78

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), Havell plate no. 78
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), Havell plate no. 78
Title
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus), Havell plate no. 78
Date 
1822
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, charcoal, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 18 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (47.8 x 29.8 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 
1863.17.78
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Æsculus Pavia"; below in brown ink: "No 16. Plate 78 / J.J. Audubon"; at lower right in graphite[erased]: "March [?] 1822"; below in brown ink: "Great Carolina Wren. Male1. F.2 / Troglodytes ludovicianus / Plant Vulgo. Dwarf horse chesnut. / Æsculus Pavia"; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2.-- "; faint erased inscriptions in graphite
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified asScarlet buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group