Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus), Havell plate no. 57
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with selective glazing on two pieces of paper, laid on card
Paper: 26 15/16 x 18 13/16 in. (68.4 x 47.8 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 12. Plate 57. / Published 1829."; to right: "Loggerhead Shrike. / Lanius Carolinensis -- Plant. Smilax rotundifolia"
Male, above; female, below
The background flora has been identified as probably Hagbrier (Smilax hispida). This watercolor is pieced at the bottom.
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.