Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger rufiventer), Study for Plate no. 55 of "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America"

Object Number: 
Z.3328
Date: 
1843
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, gouache, pastel, graphite and white lead pigment with selective glazing on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (irregular): 27 5/8 x 21 7/8 in. (70.2 x 55.6 cm)
Inscriptions: 
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 --"
Description: 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group