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

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