Solitary Vireo (Vireo solitarius), Havell plate no. 28
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, pastel, and black ink with selective of glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 19 3/16 x 11 13/16 in. (48.7 x 30 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Drawn from nature by John. J. Audubon / Louisianna December --"; at lower center: "Solitary Flycatcher. / Muscicapa Solitaria"; upper and lower birds identified in graphite respectively: "Male / 1"; "Female 2"; at center next to tail feathers: "12"; at upper right corner: "20"
The background flora has been identified as Cane (Arundinaria gigantea).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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