Three Eastern Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis leucotis), Study for Plate no. 35 of "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America"

Object Number: 
Z.3330
Date: 
1842
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, pastel, graphite, gouache, and white lead pigment with selective glazing on ivory paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/8 x 22 1/4 in. (76.5 x 56.5 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "No 7. / Plate 35."; at lower left below graphite border in graphite: "Sciurus migratorius.[Aud L--crossed out] Bach. -- Leucotis Spc. -- Var. / N.Y. Dec.r 29th --1842. -- / Migratory Squirrel"
Description: 
This drawing shows three squirrels on a tree trunk, one squirrel is completely finished in watercolor as is the tree trunk. The other two squirrels are roughly sketched in with only graphite outlines. For Havell Plate #35 for The Quadrupeds of America. Formerly S-8.
Provenance: 
Possibly from Frederic De Peyster, New York City
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group