Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus), Havell plate no. 56
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and collage with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 35 1/4 x 25 1/8 in. (89.5 x 63.8 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Inscribed at lower right of center in brown ink: "Red-shouldered Hawk. Male 1. F. 2. -- / Falco lineatus."; at lower right: "No 12 Plate 56"; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Female, above; male, below
The background flora has been identified as possibly White oak (Quercus alba); 1809 drawing of this subject is owned by the Princeton University Library. (See Princeton University Library Chronicle vol. XV Summer 1954, No. 4, page 169 ff.)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.