Red-breasted Nuthatch
John James Audubon, 1829
AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851), after. – HAVELL, Robert (1793-1878).

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Plate CV)
Sitta Canadensis

"Audubon probably made this painting in August of 1829, in Pennsylvania. After his return from his first trip to England, he spent the summer of 1829 painting in New Jersey and Pennsylvania" (Low, p. 88).

Engraving with hand-coloring, etching, and aquatint, with margins. Plate size 497 x 310 mm (960 x 645 mm sheet). (Some very pale offsetting and mat-shadow, top quarter of sheet affixed to mat board.) Matted and framed.

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