Blue Grosbeak (Guiraca caerulea), Havell plate no. 122

Blue Grosbeak (Guiraca caerulea), Havell plate no. 122
Blue Grosbeak (Guiraca caerulea), Havell plate no. 122
Blue Grosbeak (Guiraca caerulea), Havell plate no. 122
Title
Blue Grosbeak (Guiraca caerulea), Havell plate no. 122
Date 
1821; 1829
Medium 
Watercolor, collage, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 29 5/16 x 20 9/16 in. (74.5 x 52.2 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Description 
Adult male, above; adult female, center; immature male, below
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.122
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1821
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Loxia caerulea -- / Blue Gros-beak -- / Male 1. F. 2. Young & Nest 3. --- / April 15. 1821 -- / New Orleans --"; at upper right: "No 19"; above in corner: "22"; birds numbered counterclockwise from upper center: "1"; "2"; "3"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida); immature male painted 1829; other birds painted April 15, 1821
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group