Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii), Havell plate no. 193

Object Number: 
1863.17.193
Date: 
1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and gouache with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 5/16 x 14 1/8 in. (54.1 x 35.9 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "1 -- Cornus fuisica / 2 … / 3 …"; at lower center: "July 31st -- 1832 -- Fringilla Auduboni -- No 6 --"; at upper right corner in graphite: "93"; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"; plants numbered from lower left to upper right in brown ink and graphite: "1"; "2"; "3"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Northern dwarf cornel (Cornus suecica), Baked-apple berry (Rubus chamaemorus), and Bog laurel (Kalmia polifolia)
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