Ocelot or Leopard-Cat
John James Audubon
Plate LXXXVI - Ocelot or Leopard-Cat
From: Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
New York: 1845-1848
Hand colored lithograph
Sheet size: 21 ¼” x 27 ½”, Framed size: 36” x 30”
Audubon's elder son, John Woodhouse Audubon, was considered secondary to his father in terms of skill. However, without his artistic efforts and the desire to live up to his father's reputation, the Quadrupeds would never have been completed. He contributed at least 72 of the 150 paintings created for this monumental work. Nonetheless, he manages to show some of his fathers genius through the Ocelot, which is attributed to him.