John James Audubon
Plate CXVI - American Black or Silver Fox
From: Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
New York: 1845-1848
Sheet size: 21” x 27”, Framed size: 36” x 30”
This lovely specimen is attributed to John James Audubon's son, John Woodhouse, and is one of his more successful works. There is a sensitivity and softness to the fur and in the eyes that speaks of how this lovely vulpine was perceived by the younger Audubon. This particular individual is a female which was procured and housed in the Zoological Gardens in London where she was rendered and lived out the rest of her days.