Bat (Rhinopoma carolinensis?)

Object Number: 
Z.3305
Date: 
c. 1841
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, and graphite on a page from a sketchbook with binding and irregular deckled edge
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 5/8 x 13 1/8 in. ( 19.4 x 33.3 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed in graphite at the lower left [cut]: "nopoma Carolinensis Geoff.."; at lower left of center in brown ink: "an accurate / f igure / It cannot be a Molossus"; at lower right: "Molossus. / carolinensis Geoff / Nyotcaja[?] / cynocephala LeConte / Molussus / cynocephalus Cooper"; at lower right in graphite: "c"
Description: 
A view of a bat from the front, possibly drawn by John James Audubon's son John Woodhouse Audubon. Several possible genus and species names were inscribed indicating that the Audubons were unsure of the classification of this individual. Formerly S-23.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group