Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana), Havell plate no. 168; sketch of a feather

Object Number: 
1863.17.168
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 9/16 x 14 1/8 in. (54.8 x 35.9 cm) Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed vertically along lower left margin in brown ink below outline diagram of feather: "Shape of the th...ies of / the first 3 primaries"; at lower center: "Lobloly Bay -- "; at lower right: "Gordonia / Lasianthus / Mirt[? cut]"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Loblolly-bay (Gordonia lasianthus)
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