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JOHN JAMES AUDUBON VIRGINIAN OPOSSUM J. T. BOWEN:Audubon, John James (1785-1851) Virginian Opossum, Plate LXVI. [from] The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1845-1848. Lithograph with hand-applied watercolor, Imperial Folio. Titled ‘Didelphis virginiana, Pennant. Virginian Opossum. Female & Young Male, 7 Months Old. Natural Size’. This unframed example 21.75”h x 27”w. The Virginia opossum is the only marsupial native to North America. An example of this image is found in the permanent archive of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art: http://www.cartermuseum.org/interact/notes-from-underground/it-works-on-paper-audubons-animals

PROVENANCE: Once in the personal collection of one of the most prominent medical doctors in Dallas, Texas. This gentleman served and taught at Baylor Hospital and was one of the original team Doctors for the Dallas Cowboys football team.


Very, very good condition, free of rips, tears and repairs.

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