American Skunk

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Description

Following the success of his Birds, in the early 1840s Audubon decided to undertake a similar project drawing and describing the mammals of North America.

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Following the success of his Birds, in the early 1840s Audubon decided to undertake a similar project drawing and describing the mammals of North America. 300 sets were produced, each containing 150 folio prints (approximately 21 inches x 27 inches), which are still considered the finest animal prints in America. This is plate XLII from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.

'No less significant for their artistic quality or zoological accuracy… are the plates from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, a second marathon project begun in 1841.' Stuart Ross, Head of Visual Resources (retired), AMIB

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Object Name

» lithographs

Dated

From 1839 (circa) to 1849 (circa)

Keywords

skunks, ,

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Materials

» paper (fibre product)
» ink

Technique

» lithography
» hand colouring

Production place

» Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
» United States of America

Collection

» Print Collection

Dimensions

32x26.5inch

Object number

1984.96

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