Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)

Object Number: 
1863.18.3
Date: 
1812
Medium: 
Pastel and graphite on paper, laid on card with 1863.18.4
Dimensions: 
Paper: 16 13/16 x 10 11/16 in. (42.7 x 27.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 35 in. (73.7 x 88.9 cm)
Inscriptions: 

Inscribed at lower left in graphite: \"Pulmononia Virginica\"; below in brown ink: \"No 16. March 28. 1812.\"; below in graphite: \"March 28th 1812 / J.A.\"; at lower center in brown ink: \"Bay Winged Bunting / Emberiza Graminea\"; under tail feathers in graphite: \"12.\"

Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon; Adopt-an-Audubon Bird sponsor: Matthew Spady
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group