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Common Buzzard

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John James Audubon, American, (1785–1851)
Common Buzzard, 1837
Hand colored engraving on Whatman watermarked paper
27 1/4 in. x 23 3/4 in. (69.22 cm x 60.33 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Engraving
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. H. E. Belden in memory of Mr. H. E. Belden
Accession Number: 78.5.2


Commentary
Hand colored by Havell, London.

Exhibitions
Exhibited in conjunction with "Myth and Grandeur, California Landscapes 1864-1900," Montgomery Gallery, 8/30/87-10/18/87

Marks
Printed in lower center: "Common Buzzard (Buteo Vulgaris - female) with Marsh Hare (female)." Printed in upper left: No. 75. Printed in upper right: Plate CCCLXXII. Printed in lower left: "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon F.R.S. F.L.S." Printed in lower right: "Engraved, Printed, and Coloured by Robt. Havell 1837."

Medium
Hand colored engraving on Whatman watermarked paper.

Object Description
A buzzard in chase after a rabbit; the bird is in mid-air above the rabbit, with talons outstretched.

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