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

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Havell plate no. 31
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Havell plate no. 31
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Havell plate no. 31
Title
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Havell plate no. 31
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)
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
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"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group