upper left in black ink: Leach; to the right of the earsof the hare, left to right respectively: 2. / 1.
The artist [1785-1851]; probably by inheritance to his son, John Woodhouse Audubon [1812-1862], Salem, New York; probably John Woodhouse Audubon's second wife, Caroline Hall Audubon [1811-1899], Salem, New York; probably their son, William Bakewell Audubon [1847-1932], Australia; by inheritance to his son, Leonard Benjamin Audubon [1888-1951], Sydney, Australia; sold 1950 to E.J.L. Hallstrom [1886-1970], Sydney, Australia; gift 1951 to NGA.
- Audubon as an Animal Painter [Third Audubon Centennial Exhibition], National Audubon Society, New York, 1951, no. 17, as "Polar Hare" (Arctic), by John James Audubon.
- Audubon Paintings and Prints from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1951.
- [John James Audubon exhibition for the benefit of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine], Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1954.
- National Gallery Loan Exhibition, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1967, no. 8.
- Two Hundred Years of American Paintings, 1700-1900, Inaugural Exhibition, The Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia, 1981, no. 8.
- Munson-Williams-Proctor & P. Morgan Lib., AUDUBON WC & DRWGS., Utica, NY?: 1965, 89.
- American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 10, repro.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 21, repro.
- Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 394, no. 563, color repro.
- Boehme, Sarah E. John James Audubon in the West: The Last Expedition, Mammals of North America. New York, 2000: 160, repro.