Rathbone Warbler by John James Audubon art print

Brandywine General Store

SKU: 65 audubon

An archival premium quality art print of the Rathbone Warbler or Yellow Warbler by John James Audubon for sale by Brandywine General Store. In this painting the artist features a male and female pair of the small birds setting in a trumpet vine, in full orange bloom. This was the 65th plate or picture for Audubon's ornithology book, The Birds of America the Havell first edition which was published in the 19th century. Sylvia Rathbonia - Audubon says the following of this blrd "Kind reader, you are now presented with a new and beautiful little species of Warbler, which I have honoured with the name of a family that must ever be dear to me. Were I at liberty here to express the gratitude which swells my heart, when the remembrance of all the unmerited kindness and unlooked-for friendship which I have received from the RATHBONES of Liverpool comes to my mind, I might produce a volume of thanks. But I must content myself with informing you, that the small tribute of gratitude which alone it is in my power to pay, I now joyfully accord, by naming after them one of those birds, to the study of which all my efforts have been directed. I trust that future naturalists, regardful of the feelings which have guided me in naming this species, will continue to it the name of Rathbone’s Wood-Warbler. I met with the species now under consideration only once, when I procured both the male and the female represented in the plate. They were actively engaged in searching for food amongst the blossoms and leaves of the bignonia, on which I have placed them. All my endeavours to discover their nest, or to procure other individuals, having proved abortive I am unable to say any thing of their habits and history; but should I be more fortunate at some future period, I shall not fail to record the result of my observations respecting this delicate little Warbler." Audubon Bird print #65

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