Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger rufiventer), Study for Plate no. 55 of "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America"
Watercolor, black ink, gouache, pastel, graphite and white lead pigment with selective glazing on paper
Overall (irregular): 27 5/8 x 21 7/8 in. (70.2 x 55.6 cm)
Inscribed at upper right in graphite: "Plate 55."; at lower left:: "Sciurus rubicaudatus. Aud & Bach. / Red-tailed Squirrel. / Male. / Natural Size."; at lower right: "N.Y. -- / Jany. 2d 1843 --"
A view of a male squirrel on a tree trunk that Audubon called Sciurus rubicaudatus, now called Sciurus niger rufiventer or Sciurus niger rubicaudatus. Formerly S-7.
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