Black-throated Green Warbler (Dendroica virens); sketch of a tail

Object Number: 
1863.18.4
Date: 
1812
Medium: 
Pastel, watercolor, and graphite with selective glazing and touches of gouache and black ink on paper, laid on card with 1863.18.3
Dimensions: 
Paper: 16 5/8 x 10 7/16 in. (42.2 x 26.5 cm), irregular Mat: 29 x 35 in. (73.7 x 88.9 cm)
Inscriptions: 

Inscribed at lower left in graphite: \"Araba nudiflora\"; below in brown ink[crossed out in graphite]: \"No. 37\"; below in graphite: \"May 7th 1812 Pensa\"; at lower center in brown ink: \"Black Throated Green Warbler / Sylvia Virens / Figuier a Cravate Noir / Drawn by J.J.Audubon\"; at left below tail feathers in graphite: \"12\"; at lower right below sketch: \"1/2 Tail\"

Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon; Adopt-an-Audubon Bird sponsor: Frances Ann Schulman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group