Print (Aquatint)

  • Title:

    Snowy Owl, STRIX NYCTEA. Linn, Male, 1. Female, 2.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Robert Havell Jr. (Engraver, printer and colorist)

    John James Audubon (Designer, draftsman, and publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1833-1839

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (wove)

  • Techniques:

    Aquatint, Etched, Engraved, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1959.0162.064


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1959.0162.064

Object Name

Print (Aquatint)

Title

Snowy Owl, STRIX NYCTEA. Linn, Male, 1. Female, 2.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mrs. G. Brooks Thayer

Creator (Role)

Robert Havell Jr. (Engraver, printer and colorist)
1793-1878
Engraver, printer, and colorist for many of the plates of Audubon's Birds of America.

John James Audubon (Designer, draftsman, and publisher)
04/26/1785-01/27/1851
Works include Birds of America (1827-38) and Vivaparus Quadrupeds of North America (1845-51).

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Origin Notes

Plate engraved, printed and colored by Havell in London.

Secondary Place of Origin

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Secondary Origin Notes

Possibly painted by Audubon in Boston, winter of 1832-33. Audubon writes in Ornithological Biography that during that winter a gunner brought him several Snowy Owls, one still alive.

Date

1833-1839

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription ; Bottom left beneath image; Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon F,R,S .F,L,S.
2. Inscription; Bottom right beneath image; Engraved, Printed, & Coloured, by R. Havell, London.

Subjects

Zoological illustration

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (wove)

Techniques

Aquatint, Etched, Engraved, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

38.17 (H) , 25.6 (W) , 36.83 (Image H) , 22.6 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

96.95 (H) , 65 (W) , 36.83 (Image H) , 22.6 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom. Plate measurements not available; plate marks too faint.

Publisher Summary

Audubon, John James

Place of Publication

London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

State

I

Watermark

Top left (sideways): "J WHATMAN/ 1833"

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Edition Notes

From the first edition double-elephant folio of John James Audubon, The Birds of America (London: J. J. Audubon, 1827-39).

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Low, Susanne M. 2002 A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America.
Plate listed on p. 93.