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Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus), Havell plate no. 149

Object Number: 
1863.17.149
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, pastel, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 3/16 x 11 9/16 in. (46.2 x 29.4 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at middle left in graphite: "Finch"; at lower left in brown ink: "Sharp tailed Finch / Fringilla caudacuta / Males 1.2. F. 3. --"; below faintly in graphite: "J.J.A"; birds numbered and identified in graphite from upper center: "1"; "1 / Male / above"; "2"
Description: 
Males, above; female, on nest
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