Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Havell plate no. 11

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Havell plate no. 11
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Havell plate no. 11
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Havell plate no. 11
Title
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Havell plate no. 11
Date 
1822
Medium 
Watercolor, collage, black ink, graphite, pastel, and white lead pigment with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 38 3/8 x 23 11/16 in. (97.5 x 60.2 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Description 
Immature male. Audubon originally thought this bird was an adult of an eagle species distinct from the Bald Eagle and named it in honor of George Washington.
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.11
Marks 
Mount watermark: JWHATMAN [1830s]
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left on a diagonal in three parts in black ink: "SEA EAGLE / FALCO Ossifragus"; "Drawn from Nature / by / John. J. Audubon / New Orleans 1822."; "Male. / Total Length 3 feet 6 1/2 /12 / Breadth -- 10 " -- 1/12 / Weight -- 14lb[#?] 12/16."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group