Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas), Havell plate no. 24

Object Number: 
1863.17.24
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 1/2 x 11 11/16 in. (47 x 29.7 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "23 plate / No 5 / [illegible]…Yellow Throat --"; below in brown ink: "Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / Bayou Sarah Louisianna Sepr 29th 1821."; at lower center: "Louisiana Yellow Throat Male. / Sylvia"; at upper right corner: "24"
Description: 
Immature male. Audubon commemorated William Roscoe, a native of Liverpool who assisted him in acquiring subscriptions, by naming what he thought was a new species of warbler after him, Roscoe's Yellowthroat. Audubon later realized this bird was an immature of the Common Yellowthroat species.
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Water oak (Quercus nigra).
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