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Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

Object Number: 
1863.18.31
Date: 
1812; 1820
Medium: 
Pastel, watercolor, graphite, black chalk, and gouache with selective glazing on two sheets of paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 16 7/16 x 22 9/16 in. (41.8 x 57.3 cm) Mat: 27 x 35 in. (68.6 x 88.9 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at middle center in graphite: "Sharp Shinned Hawk / A Willson's Falco Velox"; at lower left in brown ink: "Longueur Totale 14 Inches No 55. / Envergure------ 26. do. / poids ------ 62 once / Red Banks Oct.r 10th 1812. / 12 pennis a la queue"; at the lower left of center: "Sharp-Shinned Hawk A.Willson / Falco Velox"; at lower center in graphite: "No 10"; at lower right of center in brown ink: "drawn from Nature / by J.J.Audubon / Cincinnati Ohio / March 28. 1820"; at lower right: "Slate Colored Hawk / Falco Pennsylvanicus"; above lower right in graphite: "No 12"; at upper right: "Slate Colored Hawk / Falco. Pennsylvanicus"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as
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