Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), Havell plate no. 363
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 1/16 x 14 5/16 in. (53.5 x 36.4 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1834[?]
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 73 - Plate 363." at lower center: "Northern Cedar Bird / ...Bombycilla garrula. / Male 1. F. 2. --"; at lower right[erased]: "…from the line of…this Bird…", with a vertical graphite line instructing engraver where to place the right bird and position the margin; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Female, above; male, below
The background flora has been identified as American mountain ash (Sorbus americana)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.