Bat; profile sketch of head

Object Number: 
Z.3308
Date: 
c. 1841
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, and black ink on sketchbook paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 5/8 x 13 1/8 in. ( 19.4 x 33.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: brown ink over graphite, l.r.: Vespertilio [illegilble word crossed out L...i] monticola [superscript], Bach./cut inscription: graphite, l.r.:"Drawn by John W. Audubon" inscription: g. l.r.: Brot/c[?] Draw/cut off inscription: Small graphi
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at middle left in graphite: "profile view --"; at lower right in graphite: brot=[cut] / C Draw[cut]"; above: "Drawn by John W Audubon" above in brown ink: "Vespertilio [illegible word crossed out] monticola[above] Bach"
Description: 
A view of a bat from the back with wings spread, called Vespertilio monticola, Bach. by John Woodhouse Audubon. A tiny, very detailed graphite drawing of the head in profile is included on this page. Formerly S-26.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group