Northern Parula (Parula americana), Havell plate no. 15
Watercolor, pastel, black ink, graphite, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. (47 x 29.5 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN
Inscribed at left in black ink: "No. 3 --"; at lower left: "Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / March 27th 1821 plant by Joseph Mason"; at lower center: "Blue Yellow Back Warbler. No 1. male. No 2 femelle / Sylvia Pussilla"; erased inscriptions on left and right sides
Male above; female below
The background flora has been identified as Iris (iris fulva).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.