Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Havell plate no. 12
Watercolor, pastel, black ink, graphite, gouache, and red lead pigment [converted to gray] with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 23 11/16 x 18 11/16 in. (60.2 x 47.5 cm) Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?] [reversed]
Inscribed at upper right corner in graphite, inverted: "12"
Female, left; males, right
The background flora has been identified as the Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipfera).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.