Wilson's friends counter charged that Audubon was "inspired' (my word) by several of Wilson's paintings. The previous post has illustrations of the Bald Eagle by both Wilson and Audubon. Wilson's painting is without question the earlier painting.
Audubon's Mississippi Kite was cited as another example of Audubon being "inspired" by Wilson. Again, Wilson's painting is definitely the earlier painting. Here are the two illustrations. What do you think? Did Audubon copy Wilson?
|Wilson's Mississippi Kite|
|Audubon's Mississippi Kite|