John Woodhouse Audubon (1812-1862)

Object Number: 
ca. 1845
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7 x 5.7 cm )
inscriptions: signed at left: "A. Rinck"
This portrait was probably painted when Audubon passed through New Orleans on his trip to Texas (1845-46), when he was thirty-three years old. The Byronic collar of Audubon's shirt was still in vogue at that time.
Gallery Label: 
The younger son of the orinthologist assisted father in making the illustrations of the birds and animals of America for his publications. In 1837 he married Maria Rebecca. Audubon travelled a great deal with or for his father to Labrador, Texas, and England. Beginning in 1840 he frequently exhibited landscapes, portraits, and bird or animal paintings at the National Academy of Design, of which he was an associate member from 1848 until his death.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Thomas W. Streeter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group