Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus), Study for Havell pl. no. 76
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, oil, gouache, black chalk, collage, and outlining with a stylus on paper, with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 25 13/16 x 39 3/8 in. (65.6 x 100 cm)Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Immature hawk attacking male, female and young Bobwhites
Purchased for New-York Historical by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 16. plate 76. Published 1829[crossed out] 1830. / Virginian Partridge. / Males adult 1. / Do " -- Young -- 2. / Females adult -- 3 / Do "-- Young -- 4. / very Young birds 5. / perdix Virginiana"; 18 partridges numbered in brown ink as per preceding identification
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