Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum), Havell plate no. 145

Object Number: 
1863.17.145
Date: 
1821; c. 1822
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, black ink, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 17 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (43.8 x 29.2 cm), irregular Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 15. Plate 73. / Published / 1829. / Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon / Bayou La Fourche January[?] 1st 1821--"; at lower center: "Yellow Red Poll Warbler Male / Sylvia Petechia"; at lower right: "Plant Helenium qaudridentatum"; birds numbered in graphite lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right corner: "45"
Description: 
Female, above; male, below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Sneezeweed (Helenium quadridentatum); male bird, which may have been collected by Audubon was painted on January 3, 1821; the female was added ca. 1822
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