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Lot 4: Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Turtle Dove

Arader Galleries November 2016 Auction

by Arader Galleries

November 5, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Turtle Dove
  • Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Turtle Dove
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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

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