Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus), Havell plate no. 79

Object Number: 
1863.17.79
Date: 
1822
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. (47.9 x 29.8 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 16. plate 79. / Published 1830. -- / April 10th 1822. -- / J.J.A"; at lower right: "Tyrant Flycatcher Male 1. F. 2 / Muscicapa tyrannus. -- / Plant / Vulgo Cotton wood --- Populus candicans"; lower and upper birds numbered respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Female, above; male, below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
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