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Bachman's Warbler (Vermivora bachmanii), Havell plate no. 185
Date: 1833
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, gouache, and black ink with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet (paper): 21 1/2 × 14 1/8 in. (54.6 × 35.9 cm)
Description: Male, above; female, below.
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.185
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Marks: Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Inscribed: Inscribed at lower right in brown ink[in Maria Martin's hand?]: "Gordonia Pubescens"; at upper right corner in graphite: "85"

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The background flora has been identified as Franklinia (Franklinia alatamaha); 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; Audubon, traveling exhibition, 1993-95.

"Audubon's Aviary 2005," New-York Historical Society, February 15-March 20, 2005.