Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata), Havell plate no. 133

Object Number: 
1863.17.133
Date: 
1821; 1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, black ink, collage, and gouache with scraping and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 5/8 x 11 1/2 in. (47.3 x 29.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / TURKEY MILLS / 1827
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Black-poll Warbler male 1. F. 2 / Sylvia Striata. / New Jersey May."; at lower right in graphite: "Plant Peperridge"; birds numbered clockwise from lower center: "1"; "2"; "1"; at upper right corner: "33"; erased inscriptions at lower left
Description: 
Female, upper left; males, upper right and lower
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Black gum (Nyssa sylvatica); male at bottom painted on April 24, 1821 and pasted onto the later painting
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