Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis), Havell plate no. 5
Watercolor, pastel, gouache, graphite, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. (47.6 x 29.5 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "No...."; at lower left in brown ink: "Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / Bayou Sarah Oct.r 5th 1821."; at lower center: "Cypress Swamp Fly Catcher Male. / Muscicapa"; below, in graphite[erased]: "…A. W."; erased inscriptions in lower register
The background flora has been identified as Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.