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sight height: 19 in, sight width: 21.125 in, Frame height: 33.25 in, Frame width: 39.5 in, frame depth: 1.75 in
Bos Americanus, American Bison or Buffalo
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 . . . ."
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
Magazine: Convergence: Autry National Center Magazine, Winter 2006, Wildlife Art and the American West by Amy Scott, page 26.