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

Barred Owl (Strix varia), Havell plate no. 46
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
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Barred Owl. Male adult. / Strix nebulosa. -- / Grey Squirel. / Scurius cinereus. --"
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