American Buzzard or White Breasted Hawk... Falco Leverianus

John James Audubon, American, 1785 - 1851

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about 1810-1820

Pastel, graphite, chalk and white opaque watercolor on medium weight wove [J. Whatman] paper

Sheet: 20 7/8 × 16 15/16 in. (53 × 43.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund and the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund

D.2003.52

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Drawing

Research Area

Drawing

Not on view

Inscriptions

Inscribed, signed, and dated, in pen and ink, lower center: American Buzzard or White Breasted Hawk A. Willson / Falco Leverianus- / drawn from Life by J. J. Audubon at Henderson K.Y-; numbered, in pen and ink, lower left: No 82-; inscribed, in pen and ink over graphite, lower right: A. 4 feet / L. T. 21 Inch / Weight 34 oz] / [illegible] 12- WATERMARK: along upper right edge: J. Whatman / 180[4?]

Exhibition History

American Works on Paper to 1950: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-December 9, 2007.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 2, 2009-May 2009.

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–April 11, 2022.

Publication History

Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's "Birds of America," (New Haven and New York: William Reese Company & Donald A. Heald, 2002), following p. 22 (color illus.)

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 20, 27, 41, 56, 58-59, 250-251, ill. p. 20, fig. 16, 57, no. 3.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 133, no. 105.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Building on Dartmouth's Historic American Collections: Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions since 1985, The Magazine Antiques, November 2007, New York: Brant Publications, color ill. p. 146.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, American Art Review, Vol. XVII No. 2, April 2005, pp. 86-93, ill p. 87

Provenance

The artist; Elizabeth Torrey Linzee Greene; John Torrey Linzee; to John Linzee Weld, his nephew, by 1897; Jane Weld Brown; by descent in the family; Christie's, New York, "Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture," December 4, 1996, lot 5; sold to Gerald Peters Gallery, New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico; sold to private collection; Phillips, De Pury & Luxembourg, New York, "American Art," May 22, 2001, lot 6; sold to Audubon Galleries (a partnership of Donald A. Heald, New York, and William Reese Company, New Haven, Connecticut); sold to present collection, 2003.

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