Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris), Havell plate no. 100 (variantly numbered plate 98 as in N-YHS copy)

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Watercolor and graphite with touches of pastel and black ink, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 5/8 x 11 7/16 in. (47.3 x 29.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Marsh Wren male. 1. F. 2. 3. & Nest. 4. / Troglodytes palustris. / New Jersey June 22d / J.J.A."; at lower right: "No. 20. / Plate 98[crossed out and renumbered in graphite] 100"; birds numbered counterclockwise from middle right: "1"; "2"; "3"; nest: "4."
Females, left; male, right
Gallery Label: 
Oil of this watercolor (probably Joseph Kidd) owned by Dr. and Mrs. Michael Hiedelberger, NYC
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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