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Common American Wildcat

Identifier: Art Survey No. 1372

Scope and Contents

Depicts a wildcat walking to left on bare brown ground, snarling. Felis Lynx rutus. Light blue hills in background. Inscription: On label pasted to back "Original watercolor of the Common American Wildcat by John James Audubon about 1843 or earlier/M.R. Audubon". Gold wood frame, matted, glazed, 2 13/16 wide.


  • 1842


Biographical / Historical

Born in: Haiti; Died in: NY.


1 Item : painting : watercolor on paper ; 24 3/4 x 35 15/16 inches

Language of Materials



Fair (2).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Audubon, Maria and Florence; 12/21/1925.

Related Materials

Negative #FARL #53811.


Audubon, John James and Rev. John Bachman. "The Quadrupeds of North America." Vol. 1. New York, 1854, plate 1, pp. 1-15.

Local Note

AUD-9, A-244.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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