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Lot 4: Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Turtle Dove
November 5, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Turtle Dove, Plate 17. John James Audubon (1785 - 1851). First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engravings with Original Hand Color From Birds of America Double Elephant Folio. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. Excellent Condition. 38 1/2 x 26 1/4 inches sheet, 45 1/2 x 33 1/4 inches framed. Guidance: Mid-Hudson, June 11, 2016 - $8,750. Sotheby's, January 25, 2013 - $10,625. ?Look at the female, as she assiduously sits on her eggs, embosomed among the thick foliage, receiving food from the bill of her mate, and listening with delight to his assurances of devoted affection.? - Audubon?s Ornithological Biography
Artist or Maker: John James Audubon
Literature: Aquatint Engraving on Paper