Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus), Havell plate no. 4
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and pastel with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet: 18 7/8 in. × 12 in. (47.9 × 30.5 cm)
Erased inscriptions in lower register
Males above; female below
The background flora has been identified as Larch (Larix laricina).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.