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Whitney Western Art Museum

Audubon, John James 26 Millet, Jean Francois 5
hand colored lithograph on paper 25
squirrel 4
ca. 1841
H: 26 in, width: 22 in, Frame height: 34.125 in, Frame width: 28.125 in, frame depth: 1 in
Eastern Grey Squirrel
Credit Line:
William E. Weiss Memorial Fund Purchase
After the completion of his magnificent publication on the birds of America, Audubon began plans for a similar publication on mammals. In order to study the large mammals, Audubon needed to travel to the far West. In 1843 he traveled up the Missouri River to Fort Union. Audubon carried this proof and presentation plate with him on the journey to show to people he met and develop interest in his publication.
LL: N (superscript)o. Plate 7. [written beneath image:] Presented to James Henry Carleton of the U.S. Dragoons/ Oct 19 (superscript and underlined) th 1843 by his friend and servant/ John J. Audubon [center:] Sciurus Carolinensis. Gmelin [LRC:] Presented to his dear Sister Sarah/ by her affectionate brother/ Fort Scott. Mo./ James Henry Carleton/ October 16, 1845 [handwritten on verso:] Sweet home Mrs. Smyth
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