Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis formosus), Havell plate no. 38

Object Number: 
c. 1822
Watercolor, graphite, and pastel with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 19 1/16 x 11 3/4 in. (48.4 x 29.8 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at the lower left in brown ink: "No 8. Plate 38."; below in graphite [erased]: "J.J. Audubon"; at lower center in brown ink: "Kentucky Warbler Male 1. F. 2. / Sylvia formosa."; to right in graphite[erased]: "Auriculata"; below in brown ink: "Plant. Magnolia auriculata"; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Male left; female right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Umbrella-tree (Magnolia fraseri). The umbrella-tree was found by Audubon only in Lousiana and Mississippi in habitats frequented by the Kentucky warbler.
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