Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia), Havell plate no. 35
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. (47.9 x 29.8 cm)
Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Immature above; male below. Audubon originally called this bird Children's Warbler after John George Children (1777-1852), a fellow and secretary of the Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge.
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN / 1817 [reversed]
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Drawn from Nature by John J. Audubon / James Pirrie's Esqr. Plantation August 4th 1821"; at lower right: "Louisiana Warbler Male"; in graphite: "& female."; below in brown ink: "[crossed out]Sylvia Ludovicianna / Sylvia Childreni --"; below: "Plant"; in graphite: "
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.