Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus), Havell plate no. 121

Object Number: 
1863.17.121
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 38 x 25 11/16 in. (96.5 x 65.2 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 25."
Description: 
Male, above; female, below
Gallery Label: 
Audubon included these owls in the only nocturnal scene he painted, although ironically, they often hunt by day.
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