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Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens), Havell plate no. 144
Date: 1829
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and gouache with touches of pastel and black chalk with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet (paper): 18 9/16 × 11 1/2 in. (47.1 × 29.2 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Male, above; female, below.
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.144
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Inscribed: Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Small green crested Flycatcher Male 1. F. 2. / Muscicapa acadica. / New Jersey May. J.J.A"; at lower right in graphite[erased]: "Laurel…"; birds numbered in brown ink upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right corner in graphite: "44"; erased inscriptions at lower left

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The background flora has been identified as Sassafras (Sassafras albidum).


"John James Audubon's Birds of North America: The Original Watercolors," New-York Historical Society, April 8- September 14, 1985.