John James Audubon
Eastern Gray Squirrel. Verso: Sketch of a tail with inscriptions
Watercolor and graphite, with opaque watercolor, on cream wove paper; verso: graphite.
36 7/8 x 24 1/4 inches (936 x 615 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1910.
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Inscribed in graphite at lower right, "No 4. Plate 17 / Taily truly dist...(?) / Siurus inereus. - / Cat Squirrel - Fig 1. Fig. 2 Red, .. is var. F.d. - / Blackill Veni (?) / New York Dec 9th 1841 / J.J.A."
Theodore Irwin; from whom purchased in 1910 by J. Pierpont Morgan (see Lugt 1509).
J. Whatman, Turkey Mill (date cut away).
Preparatory study for Plate 17 of "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America", 1845-1848.