Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor), Havell plate no. 14
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 11/16 x 11 11/16 in. (47.5 x 29.7 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN / 18[?]
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No. 3--"; below in brown ink: "Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / Bayou Sarah Louisianna Sepr 5th 1821"; at lower left of center in brown ink: "Prairie Warblers Male & femalle / Sylvia Minuta"; at lower right in graphite[two lines erased]: "F... / ..."
Female above; male below
The background flora has been identified as Sedge (possibly Cyperus strigosus).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.