"Snowy Owl"

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1827-1838

GUSN

GUSN-8094

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

engravings (prints)
paper (fiber product)
engraving (printing process)
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
hand coloring
Hand Colored
Stipple Engraved
Owl
Engraving

Inscription

"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)

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Havell, R. (Engraver)
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 (Artist)

Location of Origin

London, England

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

41 1/4 x 28 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.518