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Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Havell plate no. 171

Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Havell plate no. 171
Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Havell plate no. 171
Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Havell plate no. 171
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, black ink, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 37 11/16 x 25 1/2 in. (95.7 x 64.8 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
Watermark: JWHATMAN [reversed]
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink over earlier graphite[by another hand?]: "Weight 1 lb 6/16 / Length from bill to Tail 16 Inches -- / Do --- Do Do claws -- 19 -- Do -- / Breadth -- 3 feet 6 Inches -- / 3d & 4th Primaries longest -- / New Jersey July 1832 / J.J.A"; birds numbered in graphite lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Gallery Label 
The owls were given to Audubon by Dr. Richard Harlan of Philly; Havell added a night scene for the engraving
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group