Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum), Havell plate no. 130
Watercolor, pastel, black chalk, graphite, and gouache with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Paper: 16 7/8 x 10 5/16 in. (42.9 x 26.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1810
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 14. May 12th 1812. Pensa"; at lower center: "Yellow Winged Sparrow A. W. / Fringilla Passerina / drawn by J.J.Audubon ---"; at middle left in graphite: "12"; at upper right corner: "30"; erased inscriptions in lower register
The background flora has been identified as Moss phlox (Phlox sublata)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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