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Bird painter, Painter, Animal painter, b. 1785 - d. 1851

Born in Haiti in 1785, artist John James Audubon was raised in France, a place where his interest in nature began. Sent to America in 1803, his love of birds and his artistic talent coalesced. Known worldwide for his association with bird conservation, artist John James Audubon created lifelike drawings of birds using a true-to-life color palette. One of his favorite pastimes was hunting, but as a naturalist he was concerned with conservation, especially the increased destruction of bird habitats.

Eventually, he created Birds of America, a book containing 435 of John James Audubon's paintings compiled into prints. The prints depicted each of North America's known bird varieties at the time. The value of John James Audubon prints extend beyond market price, and his paintings and drawings continue to set the standard for avian artwork. Whether you like furry or feathered wildlife, search other dazzling animal prints online at Invaluable.

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                  • JOHN JAMES AUDUBON "FISH CROW" (PL. CXLVI) (FROM THE BIRDS OF AMERICA) HAND-COLORED ENGRAVING WITH AQUATINT AND ETCHING
                    Apr. 14, 2024

                    JOHN JAMES AUDUBON "FISH CROW" (PL. CXLVI) (FROM THE BIRDS OF AMERICA) HAND-COLORED ENGRAVING WITH AQUATINT AND ETCHING

                    Est: -

                    John James Laforest Audubon (1785 - 1851) "Fish Crow" (Pl. CXLVI) (from The Birds of America) Hand -Colored Engraving with Aquatint and Etching on Paper. Engraved by Robert Havell after John James Audubon’s watercolor. Marked upper left No. 30, Marked upper right Plate CXLVI, Marked lower left Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon F.R.S. F.L.S. Marked lower right Engraved Printed & Coloured by R. Havell London, 1832. Artist: John James Audubon Title: "Fish Crow" Medium: Hand-Colored Engraving Circa/Year: 1832 Signature Type: Plate Signed Site Measurement: 37" x 24.5" Image Keywords: Antique, animals, birds; Ref: BD1924

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                  • Audubon, Imperial Folio - Rocky Mountain Goat. 128
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon, Imperial Folio - Rocky Mountain Goat. 128

                    Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                    This exceptional folio lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. It was part of the Imperial Folio Edition published between 1845 and 1851. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints. The print is a stone lithograph which features original hand-coloring completed by noted printer James T. Bowen of Philadelphia. Great care was taken in the lithography and hand-coloring of the print to give the animal fur a truly realistic appearance. Audubon worked on the quadrupeds for fifteen years and studied the animals in their natural habitats and collected skins. It was the first work of this size done on American quadrupeds and a landmark for natural science in America. Audubon detailed many frontier animals for the first time, and the work helped spark public interest in the natural flora and fauna of America. When he undertook the research for this publication, he wrote his collaborator Rev. James Bachman "I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs full able to carry my body for ten years to come, and in about two of these I expect the illustrations out, and ere the following twelve months have elapsed, their histories studied, their descriptions carefully prepared and the book printed! Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman." (Streshinsky, Audubon, p. 332) Quadrupeds would be his last major work and expedition. He completed half of the drawings before his health began to deteriorate, but it was a true collaboration with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon. John James Audubon served as "...the genius and guiding hand. Audubon was the person who conceived the projects and had the enthusiasm and determination to see them through. He was the artist, the author, the designer, and, when the time came, the salesman. As the success of the 'little work' grew, Audubon’s dominant role in the process became more apparent." (Ron Tyler) Provenance: Stamp to title reads Gardner A. Sage Library, Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey

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                  • Audubon, Imperial Folio - Marsh Hare. 18
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon, Imperial Folio - Marsh Hare. 18

                    Est: $2,000 - $3,000

                    This exceptional folio lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. It was part of the Imperial Folio Edition published between 1845 and 1851. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints. The print is a stone lithograph which features original hand-coloring completed by noted printer James T. Bowen of Philadelphia. Great care was taken in the lithography and hand-coloring of the print to give the animal fur a truly realistic appearance. Audubon worked on the quadrupeds for fifteen years and studied the animals in their natural habitats and collected skins. It was the first work of this size done on American quadrupeds and a landmark for natural science in America. Audubon detailed many frontier animals for the first time, and the work helped spark public interest in the natural flora and fauna of America. When he undertook the research for this publication, he wrote his collaborator Rev. James Bachman "I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs full able to carry my body for ten years to come, and in about two of these I expect the illustrations out, and ere the following twelve months have elapsed, their histories studied, their descriptions carefully prepared and the book printed! Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman." (Streshinsky, Audubon, p. 332) Quadrupeds would be his last major work and expedition. He completed half of the drawings before his health began to deteriorate, but it was a true collaboration with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon. John James Audubon served as "...the genius and guiding hand. Audubon was the person who conceived the projects and had the enthusiasm and determination to see them through. He was the artist, the author, the designer, and, when the time came, the salesman. As the success of the 'little work' grew, Audubon’s dominant role in the process became more apparent." (Ron Tyler) Provenance: Stamp to title reads Gardner A. Sage Library, Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey

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                  • Audubon, Imperial Folio - Fox Squirrel. 68
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon, Imperial Folio - Fox Squirrel. 68

                    Est: $2,000 - $3,000

                    This exceptional folio lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. It was part of the Imperial Folio Edition published between 1845 and 1851. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints. The print is a stone lithograph which features original hand-coloring completed by noted printer James T. Bowen of Philadelphia. Great care was taken in the lithography and hand-coloring of the print to give the animal fur a truly realistic appearance. Audubon worked on the quadrupeds for fifteen years and studied the animals in their natural habitats and collected skins. It was the first work of this size done on American quadrupeds and a landmark for natural science in America. Audubon detailed many frontier animals for the first time, and the work helped spark public interest in the natural flora and fauna of America. When he undertook the research for this publication, he wrote his collaborator Rev. James Bachman "I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs full able to carry my body for ten years to come, and in about two of these I expect the illustrations out, and ere the following twelve months have elapsed, their histories studied, their descriptions carefully prepared and the book printed! Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman." (Streshinsky, Audubon, p. 332) Quadrupeds would be his last major work and expedition. He completed half of the drawings before his health began to deteriorate, but it was a true collaboration with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon. John James Audubon served as "...the genius and guiding hand. Audubon was the person who conceived the projects and had the enthusiasm and determination to see them through. He was the artist, the author, the designer, and, when the time came, the salesman. As the success of the 'little work' grew, Audubon’s dominant role in the process became more apparent." (Ron Tyler) Provenance: Stamp to title reads Gardner A. Sage Library, Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey

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                  • Audubon - Belted Kingfisher. 255
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Belted Kingfisher. 255

                    Est: $400 - $800

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Eider Duck. 405
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Eider Duck. 405

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - King Duck. 404
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - King Duck. 404

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Hooded Merganser. 413
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Hooded Merganser. 413

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - American Widgeon. 389
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - American Widgeon. 389

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Ring-necked Duck. 398
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Ring-necked Duck. 398

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Caracara Eagle. 4
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Caracara Eagle. 4

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Broad-winged Buzzard. 10
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Broad-winged Buzzard. 10

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Bell's Vireo. 485
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Bell's Vireo. 485

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Pewee Flycatcher. 63
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Pewee Flycatcher. 63

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Wood Pewee Flycatcher. 64
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Wood Pewee Flycatcher. 64

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - The Texan Turtle Dove. 496
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - The Texan Turtle Dove. 496

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - American Beaver. 46
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - American Beaver. 46

                    Est: $150 - $300

                    This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York in 1854. Quadrupeds was Audubon's final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America's animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.

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                  • Audubon - Texan Lynx. 92
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Texan Lynx. 92

                    Est: $150 - $300

                    This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York in 1854. Quadrupeds was Audubon's final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America's animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.

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                  • Audubon - Gray Fox. 21
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Gray Fox. 21

                    Est: $150 - $300

                    This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York in 1854. Quadrupeds was Audubon's final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America's animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.

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                  • Audubon - Say's Squirrel. 89
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Say's Squirrel. 89

                    Est: $150 - $300

                    This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York in 1854. Quadrupeds was Audubon's final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America's animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.

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                  • Audubon - Fox Squirrel. 68
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Fox Squirrel. 68

                    Est: $150 - $300

                    This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York in 1854. Quadrupeds was Audubon's final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America's animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.

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                  • Audubon - Grey Rabbit. 22
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Grey Rabbit. 22

                    Est: $150 - $300

                    This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York in 1854. Quadrupeds was Audubon's final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America's animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.

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                  • Audubon - Black Rat. 23
                    Apr. 13, 2024

                    Audubon - Black Rat. 23

                    Est: $150 - $300

                    This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York in 1854. Quadrupeds was Audubon's final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America's animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.

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                  • JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) LITHOGRAPH TITLED SCURIUS SUB-AURATUS, 29.5IN x 35.5IN (73cm x 91cm)
                    Apr. 09, 2024

                    JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) LITHOGRAPH TITLED SCURIUS SUB-AURATUS, 29.5IN x 35.5IN (73cm x 91cm)

                    Est: $1,500 - $2,000

                    John J. Audubon (1785-1851) limited edition, color lithograph titled Sciurus Sub-Auratus, Plate 57, Number 12. It is after the original which was printed in 1845. This addition was printed in Princeton, NJ in the 1980s. It states in the bottom right, “Lith' Printed & Col’ by J. T. Bowen, Philad 1845.”. It states in the bottom left, “Drawn from Nature and Published by John J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.S.” With frame, it measures 29.5 inches x 35.5 inches. It is matted and framed under glass in a simple, wooden frame. Acquired from a Metro Washington DC estate.

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                  • JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) LITHOGRAPH, SOUTHART-PARKWAY LIMITED EDITION, 26IN x 35IN (66cm x 90cm)
                    Apr. 09, 2024

                    JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) LITHOGRAPH, SOUTHART-PARKWAY LIMITED EDITION, 26IN x 35IN (66cm x 90cm)

                    Est: $1,500 - $2,000

                    John J. Audubon (1785-1851) limited edition, color lithograph titled Sciurus Sayi, Plate 89, Number 18. It is after the original which was printed in 1846. This addition was printed in Princeton, NJ in the 1980s. Embossed in the lower middle is SOUTHART-PARKWAY. Just below in pencil is written 221/750. It states in the bottom right, “Lith' Printed & Col’ by J. T. Bowen, Philad 1846.”. It states in the bottom left, “Drawn from Nature and Published by John J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.S.” With frame, it measures 26 inches x 35 inches. It is matted and framed under glass in a simple, wooden frame. Acquired from a Metro Washington DC estate.

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                  • ORIGINAL JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART EXHIBITION POSTER, 35IN x 43IN (89cm x 109cm)
                    Apr. 09, 2024

                    ORIGINAL JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART EXHIBITION POSTER, 35IN x 43IN (89cm x 109cm)

                    Est: $1,500 - $2,000

                    John J. Audubon (1785-1851) color lithograph for an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC in 1993. The underlying piece used for the poster is titled Snowy Heron or White Egret, Plate 242. This original exhibition poster was produced on heavy stock 300 gsm, museum paper. With frame, it measures 35 inches x 43 inches. It is matted and framed under glass in an ornate, gold tone frame. It was produced in 1993, under the auspices of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art. This piece was acquired from the estate of an ex-employee of the National Gallery in Washington, DC. This piece was in brand new condition, found untouched for 30 years in her house.

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                  • AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, NORTHERN HARE SUMMER
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, NORTHERN HARE SUMMER

                    Est: $3,000 - $4,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). Northern Hare (Summer), Plate 11. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Bowen, 1845-1848. Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Imperial Folio First Edition. 21 3/4" x 27" sheet. Comparable: Arader Galleries, 2015 - $3,050. FIRST EDITION LITHOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST COLORPLATE BOOKS PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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                  • AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, THE COUGAR
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, THE COUGAR

                    Est: $5,000 - $7,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). The Cougar (Male), Plate 96. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Bowen, 1845-1848. Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Imperial Folio First Edition. 21 3/4" x 27 7/8" sheet. Comparable: Arader Galleries, 2015 - $5,625. FIRST EDITION LITHOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST COLORPLATE BOOKS PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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                  • AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHEEP
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHEEP

                    Est: $2,000 - $4,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). Rocky Mountain Sheep, Plate 73. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Bowen, 1845-1848. Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Imperial Folio First Edition. 21 7/8" x 27 7/8" sheet. Comparable: Arader Galleries, 2018 - $3,660. FIRST EDITION LITHOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST COLORPLATE BOOKS PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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                  • AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, COLUMBIAN BLACK-TAILED DEER
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, COLUMBIAN BLACK-TAILED DEER

                    Est: $2,500 - $4,500

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). Columbian Black-Tailed Deer, Plate 106. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Bowen, 1845-1848. Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Imperial Folio First Edition. 22" x 27 7/8" sheet. Comparable: Sotheby's, 2009 - $2,500. FIRST EDITION LITHOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST COLORPLATE BOOKS PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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                  • AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT

                    Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). Rocky Mountain Goat, Plate 128. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Bowen, 1845-1848. Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Imperial Folio First Edition. 21 3/4" x 27 7/8" sheet. Comparable: Sotheby's, 2009 - $4,375. FIRST EDITION LITHOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST COLORPLATE BOOKS PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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                  • AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, BLACK AMERICAN WOLF
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, BLACK AMERICAN WOLF

                    Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). Black American Wolf, Plate 67. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Bowen, 1845-1848. Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Imperial Folio First Edition. 21 3/4" x 28" sheet. Comparables: Neal Auction Company, 2011 - $5,258; Arader Galleries, 2018 - $5,490. The Florida black wolf (Canis rufus floridanus), also known as the Florida wolf and the black wolf, is an extinct subspecies of red wolf that was endemic to Florida. FIRST EDITION LITHOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST COLORPLATE BOOKS PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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                  • AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, COMMON AMERICAN DEER
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, COMMON AMERICAN DEER

                    Est: $5,000 - $7,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). Common American Deer (Fawn), Plate 81. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Bowen, 1845-1848. Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Imperial Folio First Edition. 21 7/8" x 28" sheet. Comparable: Arader Galleries, 2018 - $7,320. State animal of Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, & South Carolina. FIRST EDITION LITHOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST COLORPLATE BOOKS PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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                  • AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, SWIFT FOX
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, SWIFT FOX

                    Est: $10,000 - $15,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). Swift Fox, Plate 52. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Bowen, 1845-1848. Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Imperial Folio First Edition. 22" x 28" sheet. Comparable: Guernsey's, 2014 - $11,875. FIRST EDITION LITHOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST COLORPLATE BOOKS PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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                  • AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, CANADA LYNX
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, CANADA LYNX

                    Est: $8,000 - $12,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). Canada Lynx, Plate 16. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Bowen, 1845-1848. Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Imperial Folio First Edition. 22" x 28" sheet. Comparables: Arader Galleries, 2018 - $14,640; Arader Galleries, 2019 - $10,000. FIRST EDITION LITHOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST COLORPLATE BOOKS PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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                  • AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, AMERICAN BISON OR BUFFALO
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON LITHOGRAPH, AMERICAN BISON OR BUFFALO

                    Est: $15,000 - $20,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). American Bison or Buffalo (Female, Young & Male), Plate 57. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Bowen, 1845-1848. Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Imperial Folio First Edition. 21 7/8" x 28" sheet. Comparables: Arader Galleries, 2019 - $20,00; Arader Galleries, 2021 - $15,600. State Animal of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. FIRST EDITION LITHOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST COLORPLATE BOOKS PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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                  • AUDUBON AQUATINT, COMMON AMERICAN SWAN - A GRACEFUL IMAGE BEFITTING THE SWAN - HAVELL PERSONALLY ADDED THE CHARMING UNDERWATER ELEMENTS
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON AQUATINT, COMMON AMERICAN SWAN - A GRACEFUL IMAGE BEFITTING THE SWAN - HAVELL PERSONALLY ADDED THE CHARMING UNDERWATER ELEMENTS

                    Est: $150,000 - $200,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Common American Swan, Plate 411. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. Dims. Comparables: Arader Galleries, 2020 - $250,000; Arader Galleries, 2022 - $168,000. A Graceful Image Befitting the Swan - Havell personally added the charming underwater elements. "When travelling to a distance they proceed at a great height, with a steady and well-sustained flight, though by no means so rapid as that of the Trumpeter Swan, this difference probably arising from the greater weight and alar extent of the latter. They usually move in long lines forming the acute angle of a baseless triangle, the leader often changing his position and falling into the rear. On several occasions I have seen seven or eight leading the long single files behind them in a kind of disorderly crowded manner, which was continued until the birds were out of sight..."In flying, these birds make a strange appearance; their long necks protrude and present, at a distance, mere lines with black points, and occupy more than one-half their whole length, their heavy bodies and triangular whigs seeming but mere appendages to the prolonged point in front. "When thus in motion, their wings pass through so few degrees of the circle, that, unless seen horizontally, they appear almost quiescent, being widely different from the heavy semicircular sweep of the Goose. The Swan, when migrating, with a moderate wind in his favour, and mounted high in the air, certainly travels at the rate of one hundred miles or more an hour. I have often timed the flight of the Goose, and found one mile a minute a common rapidity, and when the two birds, in a change of feeding-ground, have been flying near each other, which I have often seen, the Swan invariably passed with nearly double the velocity" (Audubon's Ornithological Biography, 1831).

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                  • AUDUBON AQUATINT, WHITE HERON - THE SYMBOL OF THE NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON AQUATINT, WHITE HERON - THE SYMBOL OF THE NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY

                    Est: $35,000 - $55,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). White Heron, Plate 386. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 25 3/4" x 38 1/2" sheet, 37" x 49 1/2" framed. Comparables: Christie's, 2004 - $57,360; Guernsey's, 2013 - $42,700. The symbol of the National Audubon Society. A tall, stately white wader of quiet waters. Common, especially in the south, it may wander far to the north in late summer. Nearly wiped out in the United States in the late 1800s, when its plumes were sought for use in fashion, the Great Egret made a comeback after early conservationists put a stop to the slaughter and protected its colonies.

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                  • AUDUBON AQUATINT, BLACK-THROATED DIVER
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON AQUATINT, BLACK-THROATED DIVER

                    Est: $15,000 - $20,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Black-throated Diver, Plate 346. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 38 1/4" x 26 1/4" sheet. Comparables: Sotheby's, 2007 - $20,400; Christie's, 2004 - $17,925. "One of the most remarkable circumstances relative to this beautiful bird, which is intermediate between the Red-throated Diver and the Loon, is the extraordinary extent to which the wanderings of the young are carried in autumn and winter. It breeds in the remote regions of the north, from which many of the old birds, it would seem, do not remove far, while the young, as soon as they are able to travel, take to wing and disperse, spreading not only over the greater part of the United States, but beyond their south-western limits. In Texas I saw individuals of this species as late as the middle of April 1837; and I find it enumerated in a list of the birds observed by Mr. J. K. TOWNSEND on the Columbia river, where he also met with Colymbus glacialis. Its ramblings over a considerable portion of northern and eastern Europe have equally been noted, and it has been found breeding in the extreme north of Scotland." - (Audubon's Ornithological Biography, 1831). <

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                  • AUDUBON AQUATINT, BLACK-BELLIED DARTER OR ANHINGA
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON AQUATINT, BLACK-BELLIED DARTER OR ANHINGA

                    Est: $40,000 - $50,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Black-Bellied Darter [Anhinga], Plate 316. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 38" x 24 3/4" sheet, 50" x 37" framed. Comparables: Arader, 2014 - $42,700; Christie's, 2004 - $38,246. "This was my father's favorite Audubon in his Radnor, Pennsylvania home." - Graham Arader. One of Audubon's most imposing compositions from his monumental Birds of America, published in 4 volumes between 1827 and 1838. "I may here at once tell you that all the roosting places of the Anhinga which I have seen were over water... and this situation they seem to select because there they can enjoy the first gladdening rays of the morning sun or bask in the blaze of its noontide splendour... [They] stand erect, with their wings and tail fully or partially spread out in the sunshine, whilst their long slender necks and heads are thrown as it were in every direction by the most curious and sudden jerks and bendings." (Audubon, Birds of America [1870-71], vol.VII,pp.156-157). "Just prior to breeding, Anhingas engage in the act of 'peering around,' in which the birds, sitting upright, partially extend their heads and necks and then look slowly and repeatedly to the left and right. The S-shaped curve clearly visible in this species's neck exists because of a modification in the Anhinga's eighth and ninth vertebrae, which, together with the specialized musculature, allows the bird to dart its neck out quickly, while swimming underwater with its large, fully webbed feet, and spear a fish. ... Anhingas' feathers are not waterproof, and the birds must dry them out frequently to keep them from becoming water-logged. Thus they choose feeding areas near trees with open branches where they can conveniently perch and roost, spreading their wings to allow the water to disperse" (C.A. Slatkin in John James Audubon, The Watercolors for the Birds of America New York: 1993, p.124).

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                  • AUDUBON AQUATINT, FRIGATE PELICAN
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON AQUATINT, FRIGATE PELICAN

                    Est: $25,000 - $35,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Frigate Pelican, Plate 271. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 38 3/4" x 26 1/8" sheet. Comparables: Arader Galleries, 2021 - $34,800 (Deckled); Arader Galleries, 2014 - $24,400. This image has been a favorite for the great women decorators of the 1970's and 1980's. "The Frigate Pelicans may be said to be as gregarious as our Vultures. You see them in small or large flocks, according to circumstances. Like our Vultures, they spend the greater part of the day on wing, searching for food; and like them also, when gorged or roosting, they collect in large flocks, either to fan themselves or to sleep close together. They are equally lazy, tyrannical, and rapacious, domineering over birds weaker than themselves, and devouring the young of every species, whenever an opportunity offers, in the absence of the parents; in a word, they are most truly Marine Vultures." - (Audubon's Ornithological Biography, 1831).

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                  • AUDUBON AQUATINT, HOOPING [SANDHILL] CRANE
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON AQUATINT, HOOPING [SANDHILL] CRANE

                    Est: $100,000 - $140,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Hooping Crane, Plate 261. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 37 1/2" x 24 1/8" sheet, 49 1/2" x 37" framed. Comparables: Arader Galleries, 2023 - $125,000; Arader Galleries, 2020 - $115,900. The Elegant Sandhill Crane, Now Endangered in Mississippi and Cuba. A Masterpiece Icon of America's Tallest Bird.

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                  • AUDUBON AQUATINT, FERRUGINOUS THRUSH
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON AQUATINT, FERRUGINOUS THRUSH

                    Est: $15,000 - $20,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Ferruginous Thrush, Plate 116. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 37 3/4" x 25" sheet, 45 1/2" x 32 1/2" framed. Comparables: Guernsey's, 2013 - $19,520; Arader Galleries, 2016 - $19,520. "This scene excite[s] the compassion of any one who is an admirer of woodland melody, or who sympathizes with the courageous spirit which the male bird shews, as he defends his nest, and exerts all his powers to extricate his beloved mate from the coils of the vile snake..." - (Audubon's Ornithological Biography, 1831).

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                  • AUDUBON AQUATINT, BLUE JAY
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON AQUATINT, BLUE JAY

                    Est: $18,000 - $25,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Blue Jay, Plate 102. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 37" x 25" sheet. Comparables: Christie's, 2004 - $33,460; Arader Galleries, 2021 - $19,200. "The Blue Jay is one of those birds that are found capable of subsisting in cold as well as in warm climates. It occurs as far north as the Canadas, where it makes occasional attacks upon the corn cribs of the farmers, and it is found in the most southern portions of the United States, where it abounds during the winter. Every where it manifests the same mischievous disposition. It imitates the cry of the Sparrow Hawk so perfectly, that the little birds in the neighbourhood hurry into the thick coverts, to avoid what they believe to be the attack of that marauder. It robs every nest it can find, sucks the eggs like the Crow, or tears to pieces and devours the young birds. " - Audubon's Ornithological Biography, 1831.

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                  • AUDUBON AQUATINT, BROAD-WINGED HAWK
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON AQUATINT, BROAD-WINGED HAWK

                    Est: $12,000 - $16,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Broad-winged Hawk, Plate 91. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 38" x 25 1/2" sheet. Comparables: Guernsey's, 2014 - $16,250; Arader Galleries, 2020 - $13,200. The favorite image of a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees on the Audubon Society, and it took him over 15 years to finally acquire it for his collections.

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                  • AUDUBON AQUATINT, IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON AQUATINT, IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER

                    Est: $120,000 - $150,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Plate 66. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 38 1/2" x 25 1/2" sheet, 49" x 37" framed. Comparables: Arader Galleries, 2016 - $122,000; Arader Galleries, 2019 - $113,750. Provenance: John Vickers Painter's Deckled Collection. A Brilliant Composition of an Extinct Bird. "It is at times a shy bird, so that one can seldom approach it, unless under cover of a tree, or when he happens accidentally to surprise it while engaged in its daily avocations. When seen in a large field newly brought into tillage, and yet covered with girdled trees, it removes from one to another, cackling out its laughter-like notes as if it found delight in leading you a wild-goose chase in pursuit of it" - (Audubon's Ornithological Biography, 1831).

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                  • AUDUBON AQUATINT, RED SHOULDERED HAWK
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON AQUATINT, RED SHOULDERED HAWK

                    Est: $12,000 - $16,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Red Shouldered Hawk, Plate 56. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 38" x 25 1/2" sheet. Comparables: Sotheby's, 2006 - $16,800; Sotheby's, 2003 - $14,400. The Scourge of Cattle Ranchers.

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                  • AUDUBON AQUATINT, BARRED OWL
                    Apr. 06, 2024

                    AUDUBON AQUATINT, BARRED OWL

                    Est: $22,000 - $28,000

                    AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Barred Owl, Plate 46. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 39" x 26" sheet. Comparables: Arader Galleries, 2019 - $22,500; Arader Galleries, 2021 - $21,600. "The Barred Owl is a great destroyer of poultry, particularly of chickens when half-grown. It also secures mice, young hares, rabbits, and many species of small birds, but is especially fond of a kind of frog of a brown colour, very common in the woods of Louisiana. I have heard it asserted that this bird catches fish, but never having seen it do so, and never having found any portion of fish in its stomach, I cannot vouch for the truth of the report." (Audubon's Ornithological Biography, 1831).

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