Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea), Havell plate no. 49

Object Number: 
1863.17.49
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, and pastel with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 13/16 x 11 7/16 in. (47.8 x 29.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN / 1817 [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 10. plate 49. / Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / Louisiana August 12th 1821."; at lower center: "Blue Green Warbler Male. / Sylvia Rara / Plant vulgo Spanish Mullbery. / Callicarpa Americana."; at lower left in graphite[erased]: "land"; at lower right[erased]: "... / Plant vulgo Mullber[cut] / Callicarpa americana---"; erased inscriptions in lower register
Description: 
Male
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana).
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