Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea), Havell plate no. 49
Watercolor, graphite, and pastel with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 13/16 x 11 7/16 in. (47.8 x 29.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN / 1817 [reversed]
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 10. plate 49. / Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / Louisiana August 12th 1821."; at lower center: "Blue Green Warbler Male. / Sylvia Rara / Plant vulgo Spanish Mullbery. / Callicarpa Americana."; at lower left in graphite[erased]: "land"; at lower right[erased]: "... / Plant vulgo Mullber[cut] / Callicarpa americana---"; erased inscriptions in lower register
The background flora has been identified as Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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