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Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla), Havell plate no. 89

Object Number: 
1863.17.89
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and black chalk with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 7/8 x 11 5/8 in. (47.9 x 29.5 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 18. / Plate 89."; at lower center: "Nashville Warbler male 1. F. 2. / Sylvia rubricapilla / Plant. -- Ilex / Vulgo Spice wood"; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"; scraped off inscription at lower right
Description: 
Female, above; male, below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Black alder (Ilex verticillata)
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