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Unidentified Songbird: "Sylvia trochitus delicata"

Object Number: 
1863.18.5
Date: 
1808
Medium: 
Pastel and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Paper: 12 3/4 x 8 3/16 in. (32.4 x 20.8 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at middle left in graphite: "12."; at lower left in brown ink: "No. 31 / JA,,"; at lower center in brown ink: "Chute de L'Ohio,, July 1st, 1808,,"; below in graphite: "This Bird was Copied by Mr Willson of Louisville." at middle right in graphite: " Sylvia (trochitus) delicata / Sylvia Trochitus delicata / Aud."; at lower right: "que Je crois figuier. / 12 pennes á la queüe"
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