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Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii), Havell plate no. 198; six studies of bills and claws
Date: ca. 1832
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and pastel with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet (paper): 21 3/16 × 14 3/16 in. (53.8 × 36 cm)
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.198
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Marks: Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Inscribed: Inscribed at lower left in gray ink, above upper studies: "Bill & hind toe with claw / of the Sylvia vermivora"; below, above lower studies: "Bill, hind toe & claw / of the present species. --"

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The background flora has been identified as Flame azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum).

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