Townsend's Bunting (Emberiza townsendii)?

Object Number: 
1863.18.13
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, collage, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 20 1/8 x 13 15/16 in. (51.1 x 35.4 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at the lower left in graphite: "No 73[over 4]."; at lower center: "Plate 369.[crossed out] 365 / Townsends Finch"; at lower right in brown ink: "Rosa Laevigata"; above: "The Crop of Bird / not to be noticed / in the Engraving -- "
Description: 
One of Audubon's mystery birds, not associated with any known species.
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Rose (Rosa laevigata)
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