Northern Parula (Parula americana), Havell plate no. 15

Object Number: 
1863.17.15
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, black ink, graphite, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. (47 x 29.5 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at left in black ink: "No. 3 --"; at lower left: "Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / March 27th 1821 plant by Joseph Mason"; at lower center: "Blue Yellow Back Warbler. No 1. male. No 2 femelle / Sylvia Pussilla"; erased inscriptions on left and right sides
Description: 
Male above; female below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Iris (iris fulva).
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