Engraving, "Sharp-Shinned Hawk, Redstart, Yellow-Rump," 1808-1813

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

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

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.


  • Title: Engraving, "Sharp-Shinned Hawk, Redstart, Yellow-Rump," 1808-1813
  • Creator: Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813, Lawson, Alexander, 1773-1846
  • Date Created: 1808/1813
  • Location: United States, Pennsylvania
  • Subject Keywords: Birds, American redstarts, Sharp-shinned hawks, Prints (Visual works), Engravings (Prints)
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Print (Visual work)
  • Object ID: 77.1.28
  • Image ID: THF96111
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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