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American Black Rat / LR "J.J.A."

Identifier: Art Survey No. 1374

Scope and Contents

Drawn from nature Minnies Land, Mus rattus et varietates. Four individuals devouring five eggs in nest of straw on floor of barn. Inscription: LR "Drawn from nature/Minnie's Land" On back "Common Black Rat. Original painting by John James Audubon. For the N.Y. Zool. Soc. from Maria R. & Florence Audubon under cond. of will" LR "American Black Rat/Musrattus et varietates" LL "1105 Plate 26." Frame: Brown and black wood, plexi-glazed.


  • 1842


Biographical / Historical

Born in: Haiti; Died in: NY.


1 Item : artwork : watercolor, oil on paper ; 21 5/8 x 27 1/2 inches

Language of Materials



Fair (2).

Condition History: 1958 and 1964, Kennedy Galleries; 1984, Wunderlich.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

Negative #318720, 327190, 2A6578,2A13261; 4"x5" slide #2864; 35mm slide #2864.

Publications About Described Materials

Audubon, John James and Rev. John Bachman. "The Quadrupeds of North America." Vol. 1. New York, 1854, pp. 189-194.

Exhibitions note

1964, World's Fair "The River, People and Places" N.Y. State Bldg.; 1982, Grey Art Gallery, New York University. 1985-1988 AMNH "Science in the Arts"; 1990, Newark Museum; 1965, Utica; 1965, Morgan Library.

Local Note

AUD-18, A-278.

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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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