Eastern Screech-Owl (Otus asio), Havell plate no. 97

Object Number: 
1863.17.97
Date: 
c. 1812; 1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, collage, black chalk, black ink, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 27 3/16 x 21 1/16 in. (69.1 x 53.5 cm) Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 20. / Plate 97."; at left of lower center: "Mottled Owl -- Adult 1. / Young 2. 3. / Strix asio / Plant Pinus inops / Vulgo Jersey Pine--"; at lower right in graphite: "Jersey Pine -- / Pinus inops -- (micha[cut] / Strix asio / New Jersey Octr / J.J.A."; birds numbered in brown ink counter clockwise from upper: "1"; "2"; "3"
Description: 
Adults; variations of plumage color are common in this species
Gallery Label: 
upper bird painted ca. 1812; lower birds painted in 1829
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group