American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis), Havell plate no. 33

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis), Havell plate no. 33
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis), Havell plate no. 33
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis), Havell plate no. 33
Title
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis), Havell plate no. 33
Date 
1824
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, and black ink with touches of pastel and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 18 9/16 x 11 3/4 in. (47.1 x 29.8 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 
1863.17.33
Inscriptions 
Erased inscriptions at lower left; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Bull thistle (Cirsiun vulgare).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group