Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca), Havell plate no. 108
Watercolor, pastel, black chalk, graphite, and gouache with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (29.2 x 44.5 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "Sparrow / Louisiana"; at lower right vertically: "Pl. 186."; at upper right corner diagonally: "8"
The background flora has been identified as Partridge berry (Mitchella repens) and Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.