Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea), Havell plate no. 88
Watercolor and graphite with touches of black ink, black pastel, gouache, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. (47.9 x 29.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / TURKEY MILLS / 18[?]
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 18. Plate 88. / Betula P[capital crossed out to indicate lower case]apyrifera. / Vulgo Canoe Birch / Autumnal Warbler. / Sylvia autumnalis / Great Pine Swamp August 20th-- / J.J.A"; at lower right of center: "Male 1. F.2"; lower and upper birds numbered respectively: "1"; "2"; at lower left in graphite[erased]: "Plant Vulgo... / ..."; above: "Betula p... / vulgo Yellow[?]... / J.J.A"
Immature female, above and immature male, below
The background flora has been identified as Canoe birch (Betula papyrifera)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.