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Inscription

upper left corner in graphite by unknown hand: #24 MN-

text at top on stone:
No. 7. / Plate, XXXIII.

text at bottom on stone:
Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S. F.L.S. / Putorius Vison, Linn. / Mink. / Natural Size / Male & Female. / Lith. Printed & Cold. by J.T. Bowen, Phila. 1844.

Provenance

(Kennedy and Co., New York); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1949; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1968
Birds and Beasts: An Exhibition of Naturalist Art, Pensacola Art Center, Florida, 1968, no. 3
1981
The Artist as Illustrator, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1981
Bibliography
1845
Audubon, John James, and Rev. John Bachman. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. New York: John James Audubon, 1845-1848, pl. 33 (XXXIII).