Three Eastern Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis leucotis), Study for Plate no. 35 of "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America"

Classification: 
Date: 
1842
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, pastel, graphite, gouache, and white lead pigment with selective glazing on ivory paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/8 x 22 1/4 in. (76.5 x 56.5 cm)
Description: 
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.
Object Number: 
Z.3330
Inscriptions: 
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"
Provenance: 
Possibly from Frederic De Peyster, New York City
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1842
eMuseum Object ID: 
47070
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger rufiventer), Study for Plate no. 55 of "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America"

Classification: 
Date: 
1843
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, gouache, pastel, graphite and white lead pigment with selective glazing on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (irregular): 27 5/8 x 21 7/8 in. (70.2 x 55.6 cm)
Description: 
A view of a male squirrel on a tree trunk that Audubon called Sciurus rubicaudatus, now called Sciurus niger rufiventer or Sciurus niger rubicaudatus. Formerly S-7.
Object Number: 
Z.3328
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper right in graphite: "Plate 55."; at lower left:: "Sciurus rubicaudatus. Aud & Bach. / Red-tailed Squirrel. / Male. / Natural Size."; at lower right: "N.Y. -- / Jany. 2d 1843 --"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1848
eMuseum Object ID: 
47011
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Two Vultures with Deer Head

Classification: 
Medium: 
Sanguine chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. ( 19 x 23.5 cm )
Description: 
Z.3326 is a reduction from the large watercolor for Havell Plate no. 106 or its print, possibly with the camera lucida, but is not directly preparatory for the lithograph in the octavo edition as it is larger since the octavo measures 10 3/4 x 6 7/8 in. It may be an intermediate stage, however, or a practice run, perhaps by John Woodhouse. It is not by Havell.
Object Number: 
Z.3326
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
47009
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Marbled Murrelet (Brachuramphus marmoratus), Havell plate no. 430

Classification: 
Date: 
1838
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 3/8 x 21 1/8 in. (36.5 x 53.7 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Description: 
Breeding plumage, left; winter plumage, right
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.430
Gallery Label: 
The first North American nest of this seabird was discovered in 1974 in California, 150 feet above the ground in a Douglas fir tree
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1838
eMuseum Object ID: 
41487
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula), Havell plate no. 342

Classification: 
Date: 
c. 1832-34
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 1/4 x 29 11/16 in. (54 x 75.4 cm) Mat: 31 x 41 in. (78.7 x 104.1 cm)
Description: 
Male, left; female, right
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.342
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Plate 342."; at lower left of center: "Golden eyed Duck / Male 1 -- Female 2. [cut]"; birds numbered left and right respectively: "1"; "2"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1834
eMuseum Object ID: 
41457
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis), Havell plate no. 296

Classification: 
Date: 
c. 1834-36
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, oil, pastel, black chalk, black ink, and collage with scratching out and touches glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 7/16 x 35 3/4 in. (54.5 x 90.8 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.296
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1836
eMuseum Object ID: 
41452
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea), Havell plate no. 74

Classification: 
Date: 
1821; 1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. (47.9 x 29.8 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description: 
Immature males, above; adult male, center; female, below
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.74
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 15. Plate 74. / Published / 1829. / Louisianna / July. / J.J.A"; at lower center: "Indigo-bird. / Fringilla cyanea / Plant. Schisandra coccinea. / Vulgo Salsparilla."; at lower right: "Male adult 1. / Male first Year 2. / " -- 2d -- " -- 3. / F. 4."; birds numbered from left center clockwise: "1"; "2"; "3"; "4"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Wild sarsaparilla (Schisandra glabra); female may have been painted later than males; spider unfinished
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1821
eMuseum Object ID: 
41451
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Classification: 
Date: 
1811
Medium: 
Pastel and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Paper: 9 1/8 x 11 5/8 in. (23.2 x 29.5 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description: 
Male above, female below
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.18.2
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "192.& 193 Henderson 14 May 1811"; at lower center: "Black throated Bunting A. Willson -- / Male & female Emberiza Americana "; above upper tail feathers in graphite: "12"
Gallery Label: 
Breeds in central United States, winters through Central America south to northern South America
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1811
eMuseum Object ID: 
38669
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Townsend's Bunting (Emberiza townsendii)?

Classification: 
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, collage, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 20 1/8 x 13 15/16 in. (51.1 x 35.4 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description: 
One of Audubon's mystery birds, not associated with any known species.
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.18.13
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at the lower left in graphite: "No 73[over 4]."; at lower center: "Plate 369.[crossed out] 365 / Townsends Finch"; at lower right in brown ink: "Rosa Laevigata"; above: "The Crop of Bird / not to be noticed / in the Engraving -- "
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Rose (Rosa laevigata)
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
38052
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), Havell plate no. 321

Classification: 
Date: 
c. 1831-32; 1836
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, and black ink with touches of glazing on paper, laid on Japanese paper
Dimensions: 
Paper: 23 1/8 x 35 11/16 in. (58.7 x 90.6 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Description: 
Adult, breeding plumage; the background, only a vague sketch in the watercolor, was finished for Havell plate no. 321, probably by George Lehman, ca. 1800 – 1870 or the engraver Robert Havell Jr.
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.321
Inscriptions: 
On verso at upper right in graphite, revealed after removal from mount: "[cut] to end of[illegible] / to end of claws -- 36 " -- / Alar extent -- 51" -- / weight -- 3-- lb 14 ozes. / Florida Keyes May 23d 1832 / J.J A / drawn at London 1836"
Gallery Label: 
In danger of extinction at the beginning of the 20th century, it survives today because it is protected by conservation laws
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1836
eMuseum Object ID: 
37933
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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