Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Havell plate no. 12

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Havell plate no. 12
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Havell plate no. 12
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Havell plate no. 12
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Havell plate no. 12
Title
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Havell plate no. 12
Date 
c. 1822-25
Medium 
Watercolor, pastel, black ink, graphite, gouache, and red lead pigment [converted to gray] with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 23 11/16 x 18 11/16 in. (60.2 x 47.5 cm) Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Description 
Female, left; males, right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.12
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?] [reversed]
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper right corner in graphite, inverted: "12"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as the Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipfera).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group