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Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons), Havell plate no. 119
Date: 1821
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet: 18 1/2 × 11 7/16 in. (47 × 29.1 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Male
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.119
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Inscribed: Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 10. / Plate 49.[number crossed out in graphite] --"; below in graphite: "(119)"; below in brown ink: "Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / James Pirries' Plantation Louisianna July 11th 1821."; at lower right: "Yellow Throated Vireo. -- Male -- / Vireo flavifrons. -- / Plant Vulgo Swamp Snow-ball. -- / Hydrangea quercifolia" [over earlier scratched out inscriptions in ink and graphite]; above in graphite[erased]: "Hydrangea quercifolia"; multiple erased and scratched out inscriptions in ink and graphite above, below, and beneath inscriptions in brown ink

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The background flora has been identified as Swamp snow-ball (Hydrangea quercifolia).


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