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White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys), Havell plate no. 114

Object Number: 
Pastel, watercolor, graphite, and gouache with touches of black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 16 7/16 x 10 1/2 in. (41.8 x 26.7 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 180[?]
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Pl. 192.[crossed out] / (114)"; below in brown ink: "No 62 / Henderson Ky. 1814 / Octr 13th. / Summer grape --- / [cut]"; at lower right: "White Crowned Bunting A.W. / Emberiza leucophrys --- / White Crowned Sparow. A. Wilson ---- / drawn by J.J.Audubon --"
Adult, above; immature, below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Summer or Pigeon grape (probably Vitis aestivalis)
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