Artist Robert Havell, Jr., American, 1793-1878
Publisher John James Audubon, American, 1785-1851
Printer Robert Havell, Sr., English, 1769-1832
Title
  • The Bird of Washington or Great American Sea Eagle
Date 1827
Medium engraving, etching, and aquatint printed in black ink, colored by hand on wove paper
Dimensions Image: 35 1/2 × 21 1/2 inches (90.2 × 54.6 cm)
Sheet (trimmed inside platemark): 37 5/8 × 24 3/4 inches (95.6 × 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 46.126
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark: J WHATMAN 1830
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate diagonally, lower left of image: The Bird of Washington, | OR | GREAT AMERICAN SEA EAGLE. | Falco Washingtoniensis.........Male.
Inscribed, lower left: Drawn from Nature by John J. Audubon, F.R.S.E. M.W.S.
Inscribed, lower right center: Printed & Coloured by R. Havell, Senr.
Inscribed, lower right: Engraved by R. Havell Junr.
Inscribed, upper left: PLATE 111
Inscribed, upper right: No 3.
1946-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"Family Art Game." Detroit News, DIA Adverstising Supplement (April 29, 1984): p. 31 (ill.).