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Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown (Part II of The Complete Flock)

March 21, 2014 - May 26, 2014

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Havell plate no. 181

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Havell plate no. 181
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Havell plate no. 181
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Havell plate no. 181
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Havell plate no. 181
Title
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Havell plate no. 181
Date 
1833
Medium 
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, and black chalk with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 38 1/8 x 25 1/2 in. (96.8 x 64.8 cm)Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Description 
Adult female
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.181
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?]
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower right of center in black ink: "Aquila Chrysaëtos Senr / Golden Eagle Female adult / JJA[cut]"
Gallery Label 
Colored engraving without man crossing the gorge in N-YHS collections; Audubon purchased a live specimen of this bird and observed it for several days; It took Audubon 14 days to complete this watercolor, more than any other except for the Wild tukey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group