Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus), Havell plate no. 118
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and gouache with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 13/16 x 11 7/16 in. (47.8 x 29.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Warbling Flycatcher. / Male 1. F. 2. / Vireo gilvus -- / New Jersey May 23d -- / J.J.A"; at lower right in graphite[erased]: "Magnolia glauca"; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right corner: "18"
Male, above; female, below
The background flora has been identified as Sweetbay (Magnolia viriniana)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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