Carbonated Swamp Warbler (Dendroica carbonata)?, Havell plate no. 60
1811; c. 1825
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with touches of gouache on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 9/16 x 11 7/8 in. (47.1 x 30.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased and modified by another hand]: "[?] A / No 12. Plate 60. -- / Carbonated Warbler. Male 1. Young M. 2 / Sylvia carbonata / Plant Vulgo Service Tree / Pyrus Botryapium / Henderson Kent. 7. May 1811. J.J.A"; at lower center[erased]: "Pyrus Botryapium"; at lower right: "Published 1822[?cut]"; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Male. One of Audubon's mystery birds, not associated with any known species.
The background flora has been identified as probably Juneberry (Amelanchier arborea or Amelanchier laevis), probably a copy Audubon made around 1825 of a drawing done in May 1811.
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.