Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)

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Pastel, watercolor, graphite, black chalk, and gouache on paper, laid on card with 1863.18.7
Paper: 16 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (42.2 x 26.7 cm) Mat: 29 x 35 in. (73.7 x 88.9 cm)

Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "April 28th 1812 Pensa"; below in brown ink: "No 21. April 28. 1812. Pensa"; at lower center: "Wood Pewee Flycatcher A.W. / Muscicapa Tristis / Gobe Mouche Brun de la Caroline Buffon --- / drawn by J.J.Audubon"; at right below tail feathers in graphite: "12"

Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon; Adopt-an-Audubon Bird sponsor: Roberta J.M. Olson in memory of Emma P. Hoops
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group