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Finding aid to the Documents Relating to John Woodhouse Audubon Drawings at the Southwest Museum MS.625
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Description
Collection consists of documents related to the 34 John Woodhouse pencil sketches donated to the Southwest Museum by Maria R. Audubon through Eva Scott Fenyes, 1912 May 14. The materials date from 1906 to 1953. John Woodhouse Audubon (born 1812 in Henderson, Kentucky, died 1862) was an American painter and the son of renowned ornithologist and wildlife artist John James Audubon. John Woodhouse devoted his entire career to continuing and supporting the work of his father. The sketches were drawn during John Woodhouse Audubon's overland journey trip from New York to California, 1849-1850.
Background
The 34 pencil sketches held in the Southwest Museum were drawn during John Woodhouse Audubon's overland journey trip from New York to California, 1849-1850. Audubon returned to New York in 1850. He left 200 other sketches of his western journey in Sacramento with his closest friend John Stevens. Stevens and the sketches were lost at sea when returning to New York on the SS Central America.John Woodhouse Audubon (born 1812 in Henderson, Kentucky, died 1862) was an American painter and the son of renowned ornithologist and wildlife artist John James Audubon. John Woodhouse devoted his entire career to continuing and supporting the work of his father. He assisted in the completion of original works and the execution and distribution of lithographs. After the completion of the Double Elephant Bird Portfolio, John James and John Woodhouse embarked on a similar venture, The Quadrapeds of North America, which set out to document America's mammalian inhabitants. By the late 1830s, John James Audubon showed signs of mental illness and could no longer continue painting with much accuracy. John Woodhouse continued the series, eventually completing at least half of the work.
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0.1 Linear feet 1 folder
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.