Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum), Havell plate no. 43

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum), Havell plate no. 43
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum), Havell plate no. 43
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum), Havell plate no. 43
Title
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum), Havell plate no. 43
Date 
1820
Medium 
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, and gouache with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 17 9/16 x 14 1/8 in. (44.6 x 35.9 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description 
Female, above; male, below
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.43
Marks 
Watermark: T. G. & Co. [reversed]
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 9. Plate 43. / Drawn at Cincinnati Ohio / April 11th / by John. J. Audubon"; at lower center: "Cedar Bird. -- Male. 1. / F. 2. / Bombycilla Carolinensis / Plant Vulgo. red Cedar. -- / Juniper Virginiana"; at lower right: "Weight. 1. o.ze"; birds numbered twice, lower and upper respectively in brown ink and graphite: "1"; "2"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiaca), the berry-like cones of which are used for flavoring gin.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group