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Bat; profile sketch of head

Bat; profile sketch of head
Bat; profile sketch of head
Title
Bat; profile sketch of head
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 )
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.
Object Number 
Z.3308
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 graphite drawing of head detail marked:" profile view"
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"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group