Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii), Havell plate no. 198; six studies of bills and claws

Object Number: 
1863.17.198
Date: 
c. 1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and pastel with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet (paper): 21 3/16 × 14 3/16 in. (53.8 × 36 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in gray ink, above upper studies: "Bill & hind toe with claw / of the Sylvia vermivora"; below, above lower studies: "Bill, hind toe & claw / of the present species. --"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Flame azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum).
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