Skip to main content

Townsend's Rocky Mountain Hare

Identifier: Art Survey No. 1358

Scope and Contents

White-tailed jack rabbit, Lepus townsendii. Two individuals facing left on bare ground. Hare lying in foreground; one in background sitting, ears erect. Background ferns, mountains, and sky. Inscription: LC "Townsend's Rocky Moutain Hare Lepus Townsendii." Frame: Brown mahogany, matted, glazed 31 1/2 x 38 1/2.


  • undated



1 Item : artwork : watercolor on paper ; 19 x 29 1/2 in.

Language of Materials



Fair (2). Restored 1965 & 1980, Kennedy Galleries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Audubon, Maria and Florence; 1916.

Related Materials

Negative #36188, 337517, 333749; 4"x5" slide #1544; 35mm slide #1544.

Publications About Described Materials

Audubon, John James and Rev. John Bachman. "The Quadrupeds of North America." Vol. 1. New York, 1854, plate 3, p. 25-30.

Exhibitions Note

1981-1982, Whitney Museum of American Art.

Local Note


Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

American Museum of Natural History
Library Services, Special Collections
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York 10024-5192 USA US
(212) 769-5420