White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus), Havell plate no. 63
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and gouache with touches of black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 7/8 x 11 13/16 in. (47.9 x 30 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No. 13. / Plate 63. / Published / 1829. / Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / New Orleans April 11th 1821"; at lower center[over erased graphite and scraped out ink inscriptions]: "White Eyed Flycatcher Male --- / Vireo noveboracensis / Plant Melia Azedarach / Vulgo. Pride of China ----"
The background flora has been identified as Chinaberry (Melia azedarach)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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