White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis), Havell plate no. 8

Object Number: 
1863.17.8
Date: 
1822
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, black ink, and white lead pigment with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 1/4 x 11 13/16 in. (46.4 x 30 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "J.J. Audubon / Natchez -- / March 26th…"; at lower right: "Pl. 191. "; erased inscriptions at lower right
Description: 
Immature above; adult below. This watercolor is one of the latest collaborations between Audubon and Mason.
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida).
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