Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis), Havell plate no. 138
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and gouache with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 7/16 x 11 1/2 in. (46.8 x 29.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Connecticut Warbler. / J.J.A F.L. S. L. / New Jersey -- Sepr 22d[cut]"; at lower center in brown ink: "Connecticut Warbler. Male 1. F. 2. / Sylvia agilis / New Jersey Sepr. 22d / J.J.A"
Female, above; male, below
The background flora has been identified as Soapwort gentian (Gentiana saponaria); hand colored engraving, copperplate (1947.129) in N-YHS collections
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.