White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis), Havell plate no. 8
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, black ink, and white lead pigment with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 1/4 x 11 13/16 in. (46.4 x 30 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "J.J. Audubon / Natchez -- / March 26th…"; at lower right: "Pl. 191. "; erased inscriptions at lower right
Immature above; adult below. This watercolor is one of the latest collaborations between Audubon and Mason.
The background flora has been identified as Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.