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Description (Brief):

This hand-colored lithograph was produced for “Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America,” the Imperial folio edition, published between 1845 and 1848. The work was a field study of North American mammals. It included 150 stone lithographs produced in three volumes of 50 prints per volume. The lithographs were based on watercolor drawings by John James Audubon and after 1846, son John Woodhouse Audubon, who completed the series due to the elder Audubon’s failing eyesight and declining health. Another son, Victor Gifford Audubon, assisted with the drawings backgrounds. The lithographs were printed on non-watermarked heavy white paper and coloring was applied by hand before the prints were bound. Reverend John Bachman was a naturalist of note, as well as John James Audubon’s friend and father of both daughter-in-laws, so he provided the accompanying letterpress narrative. It made the production truly a family affair. The slightly later Octavo edition contained 155 prints of smaller size.

Description (Brief)

This unbound lithographic plate depicts a hand-colored image of two sheep, a ram and a ewe, stand on a rocky terrain.

Date Made: 1845

Printer: Bowen, John T.Artist; Publisher: Audubon, John JamesMaker: Audubon, John Woodhouse

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Wild AnimalsChronology: 1840-1849Used: BooksDepicted: Mammals


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Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Audubon, John James; Bachman, Rev. John; Audubon, John Woodhouse. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2760Catalog Number: 60.2760Accession Number: 228146

Object Name: lithographObject Type: Lithograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: image: 16 in x 24 in; 40.64 cm x 60.96 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-2847-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_325057

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