Bachman's Warbler (Vermivora bachmanii), Havell pl. 395 (plant)
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, with touches of black ink and pastel and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet (paper): 20 5/16 × 14 1/8 in. (51.6 × 35.9 cm)
Inscribed at lower right in brown ink: "Euonymus Americanus"[in Maria Martin's hand?]; erased inscriptions throughout
The branch of the Strawberry Tree with red pods in this watercolor was engraved as the background for Havell Plate 395, although the bird was not engraved. The birds were added from the upper section of watercolor 1863.17.393.
Sightings of this bird have become extremely rare during the past half century.
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.