Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia), Havell plate no. 25

Object Number: 
1812; 1822
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 19 1/8 x 12 1/16 in. (48.6 x 30.6 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)

Inscribed and signed at lower left in brown ink: "Drawn by John J Audubon / from Nature Montgomery County / Pennsylvania -- 1812 --"; at lower center: "Song Sparrow / Fringilla Melodia"; at lower right in graphite: "Pl. 189[crossed out] .25"; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right corner: "25"

Gallery Label: 

The background flora has been identified as possibly a Tree huckleberry (Vaccinium arboreum).

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