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Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor), Havell plate no. 14

Object Number: 
1863.17.14
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 11/16 x 11 11/16 in. (47.5 x 29.7 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN / 18[?]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No. 3--"; below in brown ink: "Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / Bayou Sarah Louisianna Sepr 5th 1821"; at lower left of center in brown ink: "Prairie Warblers Male & femalle / Sylvia Minuta"; at lower right in graphite[two lines erased]: "F... / ..."
Description: 
Female above; male below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Sedge (possibly Cyperus strigosus).
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