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Unidentified Songbird: "Sylvia trochitus delicata"
Date: 1808
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Medium: Pastel and graphite on paper
Dimensions: Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet (paper): 12 3/4 × 8 3/16 in. (32.4 × 20.8 cm)
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.18.5
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Inscribed: Inscribed at middle left in graphite: "12."; at lower left in brown ink: "No. 31 / JA,,"; at lower center in brown ink: "Chute de L'Ohio,, July 1st, 1808,,"; below in graphite: "This Bird was Copied by Mr Willson of Louisville."; at middle right in graphite: " Sylvia (trochitus) delicata / Sylvia Trochitus delicata / Aud."; at lower right: "que Je crois figuier. / 12 pennes á la queüe"

Exhibitions:

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

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