Barred Owl (Strix varia), Havell plate no. 46

Object Number: 
c. 1821
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, and black chalk with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 37 9/16 x 25 3/8 in. (95.4 x 64.5 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Barred Owl. Male adult. / Strix nebulosa. -- / Grey Squirel. / Scurius cinereus. --"
Male. Havell plate no. 46 includes an Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) inserted at lower right on branch.
Gallery Label: 
The squirrel was added by the engraver. The original drawing of the squirrel is owned by Mrs. Ernest Tyler, NYC. (see figure 19, The Birds of America)
Credit Line: 
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