Studies of Two Bats
Watercolor, pastel, black ink, and graphite on paper
Overall: 19 x 12 in. ( 48.3 x 30.5 cm )
Inscribed at middle right in graphite: “Vespertilio novoboracensis. -- Male. / New York Bat. -- / Shot at Hoboken Aug.t 18th & drawn 19th 1841. / J.J.A”; verso inscribed at center in graphite: "Length 4 3/4 -- extent 12 Inches Weight 130 Grains --"
Two views of a male Red bat, from the front and hanging upside down, called Vespertilio novaboracensis [?] by Audubon, shot at Hoboken on August 18, 1841. Formerly S-19.
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