Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens), Havell plate no. 144
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and gouache with touches of pastel and black chalk with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 9/16 x 11 1/2 in. (47.1 x 29.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Small green crested Flycatcher Male 1. F. 2. / Muscicapa acadica. / New Jersey May. J.J.A"; at lower right in graphite[erased]: "Laurel…"; birds numbered in brown ink upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right corner in graphite: "44"; erased inscriptions at lower left
Male, above; female, below
The background flora has been identified as Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.