Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas), Havell plate no. 23

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Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 11/16 x 11 3/4 in. (47.5 x 29.8 cm) Mat: 28 x 22 in. (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
Inscribed at the middle left in graphite[erased]: "Hal[esia] tetraptera. / Wild Olive"; at lower left: "No 5 / April 3d Louisianna -- / J.J.Audubon"; at lower center: "Maryland Y.T. ---"; along lower tree branch: "Bitter tree --"; at lower right: "vib. prunifol. / [ several lines erased]"; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"; lower plant numbered: "2"
Male above; female below
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The background flora has been identified as Two-winged silver bell (Halesia dipterra) and Withe rod (Virburnum cassinoides) or Nannyberry (Virburnum lentago).
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Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group