Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), Havell plate no. 21

Object Number: 
1863.17.21
Date: 
c.1825
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, and black ink with touches of scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 29 3/4 x 20 7/8 in. (75.6 x 53 cm) Mat: 52 x 39 in. (132.1 x 99.1 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?]
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Yellow jessamine (Gelsemium empervirens). The rattle snake was copied from a drawing made at Oakley Plantation August 25, 1821.
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