Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Object Number: 
1863.18.2
Date: 
1811
Medium: 
Pastel and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Paper: 9 1/8 x 11 5/8 in. (23.2 x 29.5 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "192.& 193 Henderson 14 May 1811"; at lower center: "Black throated Bunting A. Willson -- / Male & female Emberiza Americana "; above upper tail feathers in graphite: "12"
Description: 
Male above, female below
Gallery Label: 
Breeds in central United States, winters through Central America south to northern South America
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