House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) and Gray-crowned Rosy Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis), Lazuli Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, Evening Grosbeak, and Fox Sparrow, Havell plate no. 424

Object Number: 
1863.17.424
Date: 
1838
Medium: 
Watercolor and graphite with touches of gouache and black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 20 3/4 x 14 3/16 in. (52.7 x 36 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 85 -- / Plate...[erased]"; at lower left of center: "Young Male / Evening Grosbeak."; at middle right: "female Evening / Grosbeak"; at upper right: "Lazuli"; above: "424[crossed out]"; at upper left: "Erythra / Gorsbeaks[sic]"; below: "Cowpen / Tephrocotis"; at middle left: "1 Pyrhula front...[erased]-- / 1-- Grey-headed Linnet / 1 Young cow Bird -- / 2 Evening Grosbeaks -- / 1 Brown Long Spur. / 1 Lazuli Finch ---"; birds, including uncolored outlines, numbered clockwise from upper right in brown ink: "1"; "2"; "4"; "6"; "7"; "5"; "3"
Description: 
Male House Finch, above; Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, below; unfinished outlined birds from upper to lower: female Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena), young male Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater), young male and female Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus), female Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca).
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