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

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Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
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)
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"
Male, adult plumage feeding on a catfish
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This watercolor is a copy of Audubon himself made of an earlier painting, 1820, in which the eagle is feeding on a Canadian goose.
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Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group