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Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons), Havell plate no. 119

Object Number: 
1863.17.119
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 1/2 x 11 7/16 in. (47 x 29.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 10. / Plate 49.[number crossed out in graphite] --"; below in graphite: "(119)"; below in brown ink: "Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / James Pirries' Plantation Louisianna July 11th 1821."; at lower right: "Yellow Throated Vireo. -- Male -- / Vireo flavifrons. -- / Plant Vulgo Swamp Snow-ball. -- / Hydrangea quercifolia" [over earlier scratched out inscriptions in ink and graphite]; above in graphite[erased]: "Hydrangea quercifolia"; multiple erased and scratched out inscriptions in ink and graphite above, below, and beneath inscriptions in brown ink
Description: 
Male
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Swamp snow-ball (Hydrangea quercifolia).
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