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Lot 12: Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Whip-Poor-Will
November 5, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Whip-Poor-Will, Plate 82. 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, 46 x 33 inches framed. Guidance: Mid-Hudson, September 19, 2015 - $6,100, Neal Auction Co., November, 19, 2011 - $5,377. ?They are clear and loud, ... more interesting than the Nightingale. This taste I have probably acquired, by listening to the Whip-poor-will in parts where Nature exhibited all her lone grandeur...? - Audubon?s Ornithological Biography
Artist or Maker: John James Audubon
Literature: Aquatint Engraving on Paper