John James Audubon, 1785-1851
Golden-winged Woodpecker, circa 1819
Paper, watercolor, pastel
Henderson County Historical Society Collection, JJA.1938.141
This is an original watercolor and crayon drawing of a golden-winged woodpecker, or flicker. The image was cut out and pasted to a paper backing, as was John James Audubon’s style. The drawing shows a single male flicker with brown feathers and black spots perched on a tree branch.
Where can you view this object? As of the writing of this post, the drawing is located in storage at the Audubon Museum.
Questions? Contact museum curator Heidi Taylor-Caudill at 502-782-9716 or email@example.com.