Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus), Havell plate no. 30

Object Number: 
1863.17.30
Date: 
1812
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, and graphite on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet: 16 9/16 × 10 9/16 in. (42.1 × 26.8 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite (over erased graphite inscriptions): "Male. April 21 1812. Pen.a / Flower 29 May."; in brown ink: "No 28. April 21, 1812"; at lower center: "…[illegible] Warbler / Sylvia …[illegible]"; at the lower right: "drawn by J.J. Audubon"
Description: 
Female. Audubon originally called this bird Vigors' Warbler after Nicholas Vigors (1785-1840), Irish zoologist, ornithologist and naturalist.
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Ohio spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis).
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