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Bachman's Warbler (Vermivora bachmanii), Havell pl. 395 (plant)
Date: ca. 1833
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, gouache, with touches of black ink and pastel and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Sheet (paper): 20 5/16 × 14 1/8 in. (51.6 × 35.9 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description: The branch of the Strawberry Tree with red pods in this watercolor was engraved as the background for Havell Plate 395, although the bird was not engraved. The birds were added from the upper section of watercolor 1863.17.393.
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.18.12
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Inscribed: Inscribed at lower right in brown ink: "Euonymus Americanus"[in Maria Martin's hand?]; erased inscriptions throughout

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Sightings of this bird have become extremely rare during the past half century.


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