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"Snowy Owl"

1949.518 (RS119636)

Description

Engraving of two snowy owls on a blasted or dead tree trunk. Hand colored. Molded wooden frame with gilded gesso.

Details

Maker
Havell, R. (Engraver)
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 (Artist)
Date
1827-1838
Inscriptions
"No. 25/PLATE,CXI./Drawn from nature by J. J. Audubon, F,R,S. F,L,S./Engraved, Printed & Coloured by R. Havell, London/Snowy Owl, STRIX NYCTEA. Linn, Male,1. Female, 2." (printed)
Location of origin
London, England
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
hand coloring
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Engraving
engraving (printing process)
engravings (prints)
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
Hand Colored
hand coloring
Owl
paper (fiber product)
Stipple Engraved
Dimensions
41 1/4 x 28 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.518
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
8094

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