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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Audubon, John James 26
Descriptions
lithograph on paper 28 hand colored 17
Names
Print 728
Subjects
Animal 735 Landscape 691
Date:
1845
Dimensions:
Sheet height: 21.189 in, Sheet width: 27.25 in, comp height: 20.701 in, comp width: 24.125 in, Frame height: 26.875 in, Frame width: 31.5 in, frame depth: 1 in
Title:
American Bison (or Buffalo)
Credit Line:
Whitney Purchase Fund
Gloss:
This print of the bison exhibited the male, female and young to show the different characteristics. Although credited to John James Audubon, the stiffness of the modeling indicates that John Woodhouse Audubon (1812-1862), son of John James Audubon, more likely was the artist who drew it for publication. The younger Audubon drew approximately half of the plates in The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.
Inscription:
UL: No. 42, UR: PLATE LVII, LL: Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon.F.R.S.F.L.S., LC: BOS AMERICANUS, GMEL./ AMERICAN BISON OR BUFFALO./ Natural Size/ 1. FEMALE, 2. YOUNG 3. MALE, LR: Lith Printed & Sold by J.T. Bowen. Philada (second a slightly raised and underlined) 1845
Remarks:
Artist: Bowen, J.T.- printmaker. Provenance: 150 plates in the 3 volumes, Total number of sets estimated at 303.
Publication:
Magazine: Big Sky Journal, Summer 2001, An Entire Heaven and an Entire Earth: Audubon's Upper Missouri World, by Dan Flores, page 44.
Accession Number:
9.87

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