American Scoter Duck (Plate 40 from the first octavo edition of "The Birds of America")

John James Audubon, American (born Haiti), 1785 - 1851



Hand-colored lithograph on paper

Sheet: 6 5/8 × 10 1/4 in. (16.9 × 26.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Transferred from the Hanover Inn



John T. Bowen, Philadelphia


Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Printed, upper left corner: No. [o in superscript] 81.; printed, upper right corner: Pl. 403.; printed, above image, center: 2.; printed, above image, center right:1.; printed, below image, lower left: Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon. F.R.S.F.L.S.; printed, below image, center: W.H. / American Scoter Duck / 1. Male 2. Female; printed, below image, lower right: Lith. Printed & Col.d [d in superscript] by J. T. Bowen, Philad.a [a in superscript]


Hanover Inn, Hanover, New Hampshire; transferred to present collection, 2013.

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