AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).
Black Vulture or Carrion Crow, Plate 106.
Aquatint engraving with original hand color.
London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
38 3/8” x 25 1/2” sheet.
Comparable: Neal Auction Co., 2011 - $4,575.
"The Carrion Crow and Turkey-Buzzard possess great power of recollection, so as to recognise at a great distance a person who has shot at them, and even the horse on which he rides. On several occasions I have observed that they would fly off at my approach, after I had trapped several, when they took no notice of other individuals; and they avoided my horse in the pastures, after I had made use of him to approach and shoot them." - Audubon's Ornithological Biography.