Dickcissel (Spiza americana), Havell plate no. 384

Object Number: 
1863.17.384
Date: 
1822
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 15/16 x 11 7/8 in. (48.1 x 30.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN / 1817
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 71. / J.J.Audubon -- / near Natchez -- / April 20th"; at lower center: "Black Throated Bunting -- male 1. F.2 / Emberyza americana -- [erased but legible and partially beneath: "Plate 194"]"; at lower right: "Plate 354"; birds numbered in graphite right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Female, left; male, right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as possibly Giant reed on left (Arundo donax) and Butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris), right
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