Three Eastern Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis leucotis), Study for Plate no. 35 of "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America"
Watercolor, black ink, pastel, graphite, gouache, and white lead pigment with selective glazing on ivory paper
Overall: 30 1/8 x 22 1/4 in. (76.5 x 56.5 cm)
Inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "No 7. / Plate 35."; at lower left below graphite border in graphite: "Sciurus migratorius.[Aud L--crossed out] Bach. -- Leucotis Spc. -- Var. / N.Y. Dec.r 29th --1842. -- / Migratory Squirrel"
This drawing shows three squirrels on a tree trunk, one squirrel is completely finished in watercolor as is the tree trunk. The other two squirrels are roughly sketched in with only graphite outlines. For Havell Plate #35 for The Quadrupeds of America. Formerly S-8.
Possibly from Frederic De Peyster, New York City
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