Thomas Best

1820
John James Audubon (American, 1785–1851)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 63

Dimensions

Sheet: 29.5 x 25.56 cm (11 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1563

Medium or Technique

Black chalk, touched with neutral wash on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Half length, full front; long hair, white stock.

Inscription

Upper right: "Thomas Best / -Audubon / -1820"
On verso in graphite: "Drawn by John J. Audubon / Cincinnati 26th July 1829"

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 13, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875