John Woodhouse Audubon
Date: 1812 - 1862
Remarks: The younger son of the famous naturalist, John James Audubon, he often assisted his father in delineating birds and mammals. He was a frequent exhibitor at the National Academy of Design, beginning in about 1840. His ambition was to become a portrait painter, according to his daughter, Maria R. Audubon. In a brief memoir to her father she writes: "So passed the years...until 1834 when the Audubon family all went to England and Scotland where both young men [John Woodhouse Audubon and his brother, Victor] painted very steadily, making copies of many of the celebrated pictures within reach...At this time John confined himself almost wholly to copying portraits...and, when in Edinburgh, giving great attention to the beautiful work of Sir Henry Raeburn."