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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M10305
People
Engraved by Robert Havell Jr., British (Reading, England 1793 - 1878 Tarrytown, New York)
Printed and colored by Robert Havell I, British (1769 - 1832 London)
After John James Audubon, American (Les Cayes, Haiti 1785 - 1851 New York, NY)
Title
The Great American Sea-Eagle
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Birds of America: Elephant Folio, plate 11
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1827
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/255852
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Hand-colored engraving, etching and aquatint on off-white wove paper
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
sheet: 96.5 × 65.2 cm (38 × 25 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate: Drawn from Nature by John J. Audubon F.R.S.F. M.W.S. / The Bird of Washington or The Great American Sea-Eagle. Falco washingtoniensis...male. / Engraved by R. Havell, Junr. / Printed & Coloured by R. Havell Senr. / Plate II / No. 3
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
M10305
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

32Q: 2240 18th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/25/2018 - 12/19/2018

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