Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonica), Havell plate no. 194
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and black chalk with touches of gouache on paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 3/16 x 14 1/8 in. (53.8 x 35.9 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at middle left in graphite: "Female"; at lower right of center: "Parus Hudsonicus --"; at lower right: "Labrador July 20th 1833 -- / opposite Island of Macatine -- / J.J.A."; at middle right: "Male"; birds numbered in brown ink clockwise from upper center: "1"; "3"; "2"
Adults, above; young, below
The background flora has been identified as probably Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa); copper plate of engraving at the NY Botanical gardens
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.