American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis), Havell plate no. 33
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, and black ink with touches of pastel and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 9/16 x 11 3/4 in. (47.1 x 29.8 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Erased inscriptions at lower left; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"
Male above; female below
The background flora has been identified as Bull thistle (Cirsiun vulgare).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.