Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), Havell plate no. 29

Object Number: 
1863.17.29
Date: 
1822
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet: 18 7/8 × 11 11/16 in. (47.9 × 29.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: TURKEY MILL / JWHATMAN
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 6 -- / Plate 29 / April 13th 1822 / Weight 1 1/2 ozs."; at lower right: "Plant Vulgo Blackberry"; below: "Pl. 195"; at upper center: "Male 1"; at middle left: "Female 2"
Description: 
Male above; female below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Blackberry (Rubus argutus). This watercolor is one of the final collaborations between Audubon and Mason.
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