Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya), Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis), Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus), Havell plate no. 359

Object Number: 
1863.17.359
Date: 
1836-37
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black ink with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 22 1/8 x 14 3/8 in. (56.2 x 36.5 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "Male Bird. June 16th -- / 1834.. Townsend. --"; at lower left in brown ink: "No 72. Plate 359. / Arkansaw Flycatcher. / Muscicapa verticalis, Bonap. / 1 Male. 2 Female. --"; at lower center: "Swallow-tailed Flycatcher. / Muscicapa forficata, Gme. / 3. Male."; at lower right: "Say's Flycatcher. / Muscicapa Saya. Bonap. -- / 4. Male, 5 Female. --"; at middle right in graphite: "Male --"; birds numbered in brown ink clockwise from middle right: "1"; "2"; "3"; "4"; "5."
Description: 
Say's Phoebe, upper two; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, lower left; Western Kingbird, center and lower right
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