Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), Havell plate no. 21
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, and black ink with touches of scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 29 3/4 x 20 7/8 in. (75.6 x 53 cm) Mat: 52 x 39 in. (132.1 x 99.1 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?]
The background flora has been identified as Yellow jessamine (Gelsemium empervirens). The rattle snake was copied from a drawing made at Oakley Plantation August 25, 1821.
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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