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Inscription

upper left verso in graphite by unknown hand: E1557 / $65.00; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: 5 (circled)

text at top on stone:
No. 6. / Plate, XXX.

text at bottom on stone:
Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S. F.L.S. / Arvicola Hispidus, Say & Ord. / Cotton Rat. / Natural Size. / Lith. Printed & Cold. by J.T. Bowen, Philada. 1843.

Provenance

Robert Scott Wiles, Arlington, Virginia; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1973; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1845
Audubon, John James, and Rev. John Bachman. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. New York: John James Audubon, 1845-1848, pl. 30 (XXX).