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Engraving, "Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl, Meadow Mouse, Red Bat, Small-headed Flycatcher, and Hawk Owl," 1808-1825

Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813 and Lawson, Alexander, 1773-18461808/1825

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

Alexander Wilson, encouraged by naturalist William Bartram, began to document the birds of the United States in the early years of the 19th century. His paintings, drawings and descriptions formed the basis of a proposed ten-volume set called American Ornithology. Wilson completed nine volumes by the time of his death in 1813. His work predates that of John James Audubon by nearly twenty years.

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  • Title: Engraving, "Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl, Meadow Mouse, Red Bat, Small-headed Flycatcher, and Hawk Owl," 1808-1825
  • Creator: Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813, Lawson, Alexander, 1773-1846
  • Date Created: 1808/1825
  • Subject Keywords: Bats, Birds, Great horned owls, Mice, Owls, Prints (Visual works), Engravings (Prints)
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Print (Visual work)
  • Object ID: 77.1.29
  • Image ID: THF251897
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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