1. Wood Thrush. 2. Red-Breasted Thrush or Robin. 3. White-Breasted Black-Capped Nuthatch. 4. Red-Belled Black-Capped Nuthatch, from the book American Ornithology

Alexander Lawson, American, 1773 - 1846
after Alexander Wilson, English, 1766 - 1813



Hand colored engraving on wove paper

Plate: 13 3/4 × 8 7/8 in. (34.9 × 22.5 cm)

Sheet: 15 5/8 × 11 3/4 in. (39.7 × 29.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College



Bradford and Inskeep, Philadelphia


Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, lower left: Drawn from Nature by A. Wilson; lower right: Engrav'd by A. Lawson; lower left to right: 1. Turdus Melodus. Wood Thrush. 2. Turdus Migratorius. Red-breasted Thrush or Robin. 3. Sitta Carolinensis. White-Breasted Black-Capped Nuthatch. 4. Sitta Varis. Red-bellied Black-Capped Nuthatch.

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.

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 152, no. 123.


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