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

Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca), Havell plate no. 135
Title
Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca), Havell plate no. 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)
Description 
Male
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.135
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"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Wild sweet william (Phlox maculata)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group