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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers: Audubon, John James
Descriptions: hand colored, lithograph
Names: Print
Subjects: Animal
Date:1845
Dimensions:sight height: 19 in, sight width: 21.125 in, Frame height: 33.25 in, Frame width: 39.5 in, frame depth: 1.75 in
Title:Bos Americanus, American Bison or Buffalo
Gloss:Audubon's publication on mammals was entitled The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, meaning four-legged animals that bear their young alive. Audubon and his co-author, John Bachman, provided dramatic prose for the description of the bison, "Whether we consider this noble animal as an object of the chase, or as an article of food for man, it is decidedly the most important of all our contemporary American quadrupeds . . . ."
Inscription:Bottom center: Bos Americanus, GMEL/American Bison or Buffalo./1/7 Natural Size/Male, LLC: Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.S., LRC: Lith (slightly raised underlined d) Printed & Col. (slightly raised underlined d) by J.T. Bowen, Philad(slightly raised underlined a) 1845, ULC: No 12, URC: Plate LVI
Publication:Magazine: Convergence: Autry National Center Magazine, Winter 2006, Wildlife Art and the American West by Amy Scott, page 26.
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Label No. 1
John James Audubon, artist (1785-1851) J.T. Bowen, lithographer (ca. 1801-1856) Bos Americanus, American Bison or Buffalo 1845, hand colored lithograph on paper 156.69 When Audubon and his team traveled west to sketch the quadrupeds of North America, they observed the bison with intense admiration. Audubon depicted the large bison bull in profile, a typical pose to capture the characteristic anatomy of the animal.


Accession Number:156.69
Makers
Audubon, John James
Descriptions
hand colored, lithograph
Names
Print
Subjects
Animal
Date:
1845
Dimensions:
sight height: 19 in, sight width: 21.125 in, Frame height: 33.25 in, Frame width: 39.5 in, frame depth: 1.75 in
Title:
Bos Americanus, American Bison or Buffalo
Gloss:
Audubon's publication on mammals was entitled The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, meaning four-legged animals that bear their young alive. Audubon and his co-author, John Bachman, provided dramatic prose for the description of the bison, "Whether we consider this noble animal as an object of the chase, or as an article of food for man, it is decidedly the most important of all our contemporary American quadrupeds . . . ."
Inscription:
Bottom center: Bos Americanus, GMEL/American Bison or Buffalo./1/7 Natural Size/Male, LLC: Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.S., LRC: Lith (slightly raised underlined d) Printed & Col. (slightly raised underlined d) by J.T. Bowen, Philad(slightly raised underlined a) 1845, ULC: No 12, URC: Plate LVI
Publication:
Magazine: Convergence: Autry National Center Magazine, Winter 2006, Wildlife Art and the American West by Amy Scott, page 26.
Accession Number:
156.69

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