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

Object Number: 
1863.17.33
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)
Inscriptions: 
Erased inscriptions at lower left; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Male above; female below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Bull thistle (Cirsiun vulgare).
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