Artist Robert Havell, Jr., American, 1793-1878
Publisher John James Audubon, American, 1785-1851
Title
  • Ferruginous Thrush
  • Birds of America (series title)
Date 1834
Medium engraving, etching and aquatint printed in black ink, colored by hand on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed inside platemark): 37 1/2 × 24 3/4 inches (95.3 × 62.9 cm)
Framed: 45 3/4 × 33 × 1 1/2 inches (116.2 × 83.8 × 3.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb
Accession Number 46.128
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in plate, lower left: Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon F,R.S.F,I,S.
Inscriptions Inscribed, lower center: Ferruginous Thrush, | TURDUS RUFUS. Linn | Male, 1. Female, 2. | Black-jack Oak, Querous nigra. | Black Snake.
Inscribed, lower right: Engraved, Printed, & Coloured, by R. Havell, London.
Inscribed, in pencil, verso: BX16-6
(Weyhe Gallery, New York, New York, USA);
1946-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)