Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens), Havell plate no. 115; very faint sketch of bill

Object Number: 
1863.17.115
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, and gouache with touches of pastel and black ink, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 5/8 x 11 1/2 in. (47.3 x 29.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at left of lower center in brown ink: "Wood Pewee Flycatcher. male. / Muscicapa Virens -- / New Jersey. May. -- / J.J.A"; erased inscription at lower left next to very faint line and detail sketch: "Gap / Bill"
Description: 
Male
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Swamp honeysuckle (Rhododendron viscosum).
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