House Wren (Troglodytes aedon), Havell plate no. 179
Watercolor, graphite, and gouache with touches of black ink and black pastel, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 19 1/8 x 12 13/16 in. (48.6 x 32.5 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at upper right corner in graphite: "79"
The background flora has been identified as Bluebead lily or Yellow clintonia (Clintonia borealis) and Bearberry or Kinnikinick (Artostaphylos uva-ursi)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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