Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Pastel, black chalk, watercolor, graphite, black ink, and gouache with touches of scratching out on paper, laid on card
Paper: 25 1/2 x 38 5/16 in. (64.8 x 97.3 cm)
Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed at middle left vertically in graphite: "No 9. Plate 41 -- / White headed Eagle -- Male -- / Falco-Leucocephalus -- / ...[cut]"; at lower right in two parts in brown ink?, the first gone over in white lead pigment: "White Headed Eagle / Falco Leucocephalus."; "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon / Little Prairie Mississipi November 24, 182[cut]"; next to tail feathers in graphite: "12"
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