Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla), Havell plate no. 124

Object Number: 
1863.17.124
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor and graphite with touches of gouache, pastel, and black ink, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (46.4 x 29.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / TURKEY MILLS / 18[?]7
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink[over erased graphite inscription]: "Green black capt Flycatchers / male 1. F. 2. / New Jersey Sepr 22d -- / J.J.A" birds numbered in graphite lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right: "24"; erased inscriptions throughout
Description: 
Female, above; male, below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Turtlehead or Snakehead (Chelone glabra)
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