Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus), Havell plate no. 94

Object Number: 
1863.17.94
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor and graphite with touches of black ink, pastel, and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 7/8 x 11 5/8 in. (47.9 x 29.5 cm), irregular Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Male -- / Fringilla graminea / Bay winged Bunting. -- / Plant Vulgo prickly Pear. --- / J.J.A --"; at lower left of center in brown ink: "Great Egg Harbour. June 26th. -- / J.J.A"; at lower right of center: "Bay-winged Bunting male -- / Fringilla Graminea -- / Plant. Cactus opuntia / Vulgo Prickly Pear."; above in graphite: "Cactus opuntia"; above and right: "No 19. / Plate 94."
Description: 
Male
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Prickly pear (Opuntia humifusa)
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