Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus), Havell plate no. 56

Object Number: 
c. 1826
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)
Watermark: JWHATMAN
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
Gallery Label: 
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.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group