Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus), Havell plate no. 94
Watercolor and graphite with touches of black ink, pastel, and glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 7/8 x 11 5/8 in. (47.9 x 29.5 cm), irregular
Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Male -- / Fringilla graminea / Bay winged Bunting. -- / Plant Vulgo prickly Pear. --- / J.J.A --"; at lower left of center in brown ink: "Great Egg Harbour. June 26th. -- / J.J.A"; at lower right of center: "Bay-winged Bunting male -- / Fringilla Graminea -- / Plant. Cactus opuntia / Vulgo Prickly Pear."; above in graphite: "Cactus opuntia"; above and right: "No 19. / Plate 94."
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