Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
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)
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"
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.
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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