Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum), Havell plate no. 116

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum), Havell plate no. 116
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum), Havell plate no. 116
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum), Havell plate no. 116
Title
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum), Havell plate no. 116
Date 
1829
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 37 13/16 x 25 1/8 in. (96 x 63.8 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Description 
Two males above and two females below, with a Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta).
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.116
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1827
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "[cut] . 24"; at lower right: "Quercus nigra / (vulgo) Black Jack Oak"; bird pairs numbered right and left respectively in graphite: "1" and "1"; "2" and "2"; at middle right: "Begin", with line extending down; various short horizontal and vertical lines for centering and defining the margins on the engraving plate.
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as possibly Blackjack oak (Quercus marilandica) or Scrub oak (Quercus ilicifolia)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group