Hooping Crane. Grus Americana. Adult male.

Hooping Crane. Grus Americana. Adult male.

Description (Brief)
Engraving with etching and aquatint after original watercolor by John James Audubon. Engraved inscription reads: "No. 46, Plate CCXXVI, Drawn from nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S. F.L.S., Engraved, Printed and Coloured by R. Havell, 1834, Whooping Crane, Grus Americana, Adult Male". Plate 226 of Audubon’s large folio edition The Birds of America, known as the double-elephant folio from the size of its handmade paper which measures about 27 by 40 inches. This impression is from the first printing made before the word “Hooping” in the title was corrected on the plate (GA*16984) with the addition of a “W” to read “Whooping.” Common name now spelled "Whooping Crane."
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1834
original artist
Audubon, John James
graphic artist
Havell, Jr., Robert
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
GA.22297
accession number
272555
catalog number
22297
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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