Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 11/16 x 10 9/16 in. (37.3 x 26.8 cm)
Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1810 [reversed]
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 11 Plate 55. / published 1829"; below in graphite: "June 8th 1812. Fatland ford / Pensyla / Drawn from Nature by / J.J.A"; at lower center in brown ink: "Cuvier's Wren Male / Regulus Cuvierii --[over erased] ...Ruby Wren..."; at lower right: "Plant / Kialmia Latifolia"; below in graphite: "Vulgarly called Laurel"; at middle right[erased]: "Regulus Carbunculus / Regulus Ca... / J.J.A / Kalmia Latifolia"
Male. One of Audubon's mystery birds, not associated with any known species.
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.