Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Havell plate no. 31

Title:
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Havell plate no. 31
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Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at middle right in brown ink[on rock]: "White-headed Eagle Male adult / Falco Leucocephalus. -- "; at lower right: "Drawn from Nature by / John. J. Audubon / Little Prairie / Mississipi River"
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Date: 
1828
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 25 7/16 x 38 5/16 in. (64.6 x 97.3 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Classification: 
Date End: 
1 828
Description: 
Male, adult plumage feeding on a catfish
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.31
Gallery Label: 
This watercolor is a copy of Audubon himself made of an earlier painting, 1820, in which the eagle is feeding on a Canadian goose.
Date Begin: 
1828
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group