Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca), Havell plate no. 108

Object Number: 
1863.17.108
Date: 
1824
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, black chalk, graphite, and gouache with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (29.2 x 44.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "Sparrow / Louisiana"; at lower right vertically: "Pl. 186."; at upper right corner diagonally: "8"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Partridge berry (Mitchella repens) and Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides).
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