Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens), Havell plate no. 137

Title:
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens), Havell plate no. 137
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, white lead pigment, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 29 5/16 x 21 1/16 in. (74.5 x 53.5 cm) Mat: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Description: 
Males above; female on nest
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.137
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Yellow-breasted Chat males 1.2.3.4. F.e 5. / Icteria viridis.--- Plant Vulgo- Sweet Briar. / From Nature by John J. Audubon F.L.S. / June 7th Jersey"; below, in graphite[erased]: "...Rosa rubiginosa..."; to right of upper bird: "Not be / engraved"; four male birds each numbered: "1"; female on nest numbered: "2"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Rose (possibly Rosa virginiana) or Sweet briar (Rosa rubiginosa)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group