Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna), Havell plate no. 136

Object Number: 
1863.17.136
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, pastel, collage, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 36 5/8 x 26 1/16 in. (93 x 66.2 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Birds numbered clockwise from middle right in graphite: "1"; "2"; "2"; "1"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Downy false foxglove (Aureolaria virginica); bird at lower right cut out of an earlier work and pasted on to this composition
Credit Line: 
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