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

Title:
Barred Owl (Strix varia), Havell plate no. 46
Date: 
c. 1821
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, and black chalk with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
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)
Description: 
Male. Havell plate no. 46 includes an Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) inserted at lower right on branch.
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.46
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Barred Owl. Male adult. / Strix nebulosa. -- / Grey Squirel. / Scurius cinereus. --"
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN
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)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group