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

Object Number: 
1863.17.46
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)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Barred Owl. Male adult. / Strix nebulosa. -- / Grey Squirel. / Scurius cinereus. --"
Description: 
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