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Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca), Havell plate no. 135

Object Number: 
1863.17.135
Date: 
1812
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black chalk with touches of black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 15 15/16 x 10 1/2 in. (40.5 x 26.7 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at at lower left in graphite[erased]: "phlox maculata"; below in brown ink[over erased graphite inscriptions]: "No 38. / May 12th 1812. Pennsa"; at lower center: "Black burnian Warbler A. W. / Sylvia Blackburnia"; at upper right corner: "35"
Description: 
Male
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Wild sweet william (Phlox maculata)
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