Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica), Havell plate no. 59
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on two sheets of paper, laid on card
Paper: 17 x 10 5/8 in. (43.2 x 27 cm)
Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Female, above; male, below
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed on upper sheet of paper at lower left in brown ink: "No 124[4 scraped out] 59[in graphite] / May 17th 1812 Pennsa"; at lower center on upper sheet: "Silvia Pensylvanica / Figuier a Poitrine Rouge de Buffon -- / Chesnut Sided Warbler. A.W. drawn by J.J. Audubon"; on lower sheet at left of center: "Chesnut-Sided Warbler / Male 1. F. 2. / Sylvia icterocephala. / Plant Verbascum Blattaria / var. fl. albicante / Moth Mullein"; birds numbered left and right respectively: "1"; "2"
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