Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens), Havell plate no. 148
Watercolor, graphite, and pastel with touches of black ink and gouache on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 7/16 x 11 1/2 in. (46.8 x 29.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / TURKEY MILLS / 1827
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "Pine... / ..."; at lower center in brown ink: "Pine swamp Warbler. Male 1. F. 2. / Sylvia sphagnosa. / Great Pine Swamp Pensa August 11th"; at lower right in graphite[erased]: "Viburnum antanoides / (vulgo) Hobble bush."; birds numbered in brown ink upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right corner in graphite: "48"
The background flora has been identified as Hobble-bush or Witch-hobble (Virburnum alnifolium); Audubon's painting of the male Black-throated blue warbler has been lost
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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