Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii), Havell plate no. 198; six studies of bills and claws
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 (paper): 21 3/16 × 14 3/16 in. (53.8 × 36 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
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. --"
The background flora has been identified as Flame azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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