Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia), Havell plate no. 95
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, and white lead pigment with touches of black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 7/8 x 11 11/16 in. (47.9 x 29.7 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN / 1817
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 19. / Plate 95."; at lower center: "Blue-eyed yellow Warbler -- / Sylvia AEstiva / Plant. -- Wisterea"; below in graphite[erased]: "Blue Eyed-…; along lower edge in graphite[erased] in a different hand: "Wisterea …cilla"; at lower right in graphite[erased]: "…Mason"; erased inscriptions in lower register
The background flora has been identified as Wisteria (Wisteris frutescens or Wisteria macrostachya)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.