25 June 2004
Red Tailed Hawk (Plate 51)
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
Engraved by R. Havell, Junr. Printed & Coloured by R. Havell, Senr. London, 1829.
Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J Whatman Turkey Mill dated 1828, the paper tone very slightly darkened, an occasional unobtrusive foxmark, a small loss at the lower left and right margin corners, several short tears along mainly the right margin edge (not extending beyond the platemark), minor surface soiling, otherwise in very good condition.
Plate: 38½ x 25¾ in. (977 x 654 mm)
Sheet: 39 11/16 x 26 9/16 in. (1007 x 750 mm.)
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