Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata), Havell plate no. 153

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Pastel, watercolor, graphite, gouache, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 16 7/8 x 10 3/4 in. (42.9 x 27.3 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Iris versicolor"; below in brown ink: "No 29."; below in graphite: April 22d 1812. Pensya"; below in brown ink: "April 22d 1812. Pennsa"; at lower center in brown ink: "Sylvia Coronata", over in graphite: "Yellow Rump Warbler. A.W."; below in brown ink: "Yellow rump Warbler. A. W. / Figuier Couronné d'Or de Buffon"; at lower right: "drawn by J.J. Audubon"; at upper right in graphite: "53"; bird numbered above body: "1"; to left of tail feathers: "12"
Immature male
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The background flora has been identified as Blue flag (Iris versicolor); Male shown in original drawing is combined with young birds from two other drawings in Havell engraving
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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