Tawny Weasel (Putorius Fuscus).

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AUDUBON, John Woodhouse (1812-1862),

Tawny Weasel (Putorius Fuscus).

Oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches (55.9 x 71.1 cm).

Corresponding to plate CXLVIII in the The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. (New York: J.J. Audubon, 1845-1849).

Provenance: early label on back: "See J.W. Audubon...Memorandum by A.V. William
Jackson, Professor in Columbia University, N.Y .C."; J.N. Bartfield, New York.
A dramatic depiction of the predatory behavior of the T awny Weasel, "drawn from nature by J. W. Audubon" (imprint); a complex depiction incorporating a fence, a small copse of trees and a two-story barn in the left-hand background. "Although John Woodhouse Audubon's artistic career has been overshadowed by his father's success, his contribution to early wildlife documentation is significant" (National Museum of Wildlife Art).