Louisiana Waterthrush (Seiurus motacilla), Havell plate no. 19

Object Number: 
1863.17.19
Date: 
1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and outlining with a stylus with touches of gouache, black ink, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 1/2 x 11 9/16 in. (47 x 29.4 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at the lower left in brown ink: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon / Bayou Sarah Louisiana Sepr 27th 1821"; to right of lower center: "Louisiana Watter Thrush / Turdus Ludovicinius"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum).
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