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White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus), Havell plate no. 63
Date: 1821
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and gouache with touches of black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet: 18 7/8 × 11 13/16 in. (47.9 × 30 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New Orleans
Description: Male
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.63
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Inscribed: Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No. 13. / Plate 63. / Published / 1829. / Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / New Orleans April 11th 1821"; at lower center[over erased graphite and scraped out ink inscriptions]: "White Eyed Flycatcher Male --- / Vireo noveboracensis / Plant Melia Azedarach / Vulgo. Pride of China ----"

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The background flora has been identified as Chinaberry (Melia azedarach).


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