Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens), Havell plate no. 144

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens), Havell plate no. 144
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens), Havell plate no. 144
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens), Havell plate no. 144
Title
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens), Havell plate no. 144
Date 
1829
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and gouache with touches of pastel and black chalk with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 18 9/16 x 11 1/2 in. (47.1 x 29.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description 
Male, above; female, below
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.144
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Small green crested Flycatcher Male 1. F. 2. / Muscicapa acadica. / New Jersey May. J.J.A"; at lower right in graphite[erased]: "Laurel…"; birds numbered in brown ink upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right corner in graphite: "44"; erased inscriptions at lower left
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group