Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea), Havell plate no. 69
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 15/16 x 11 7/8 in. (48.1 x 30.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 14. Plate 69. / Published / 1829. -- / Drawn May 12th 1812. Pensa / J.J.A. --[cut]"; at lower center: "Bay breasted Warbler. Male 1. F.2. / Sylvia castanea / Plant Vulgo. Highland Cotton / Gossipium Herbaceum."
Male, breeding plumage, left; female, breeding plumage, right
The background flora has been identified as Upland cotton (Gossypium herbaceum)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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