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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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                  • Audubon - Blackburnian Wood-Warbler. 87
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon - Blackburnian Wood-Warbler. 87

                    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, Amsterdam Ed - White Heron. 386
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - White Heron. 386

                    Est: $1,000 - $1,500

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Great Auk. 341
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Great Auk. 341

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

                    Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Gannet. 326
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Gannet. 326

                    Est: $400 - $800

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

                    Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - White-legged & Slender-billed Oystercatcher. 427
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - White-legged & Slender-billed Oystercatcher. 427

                    Est: $300 - $600

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

                    Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Pinnated Grouse. 186
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Pinnated Grouse. 186

                    Est: $400 - $800

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

                    Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Orchard Oriole. 42
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Orchard Oriole. 42

                    Est: $300 - $600

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon - Common American Wild-Cat. 1
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon - Common American Wild-Cat. 1

                    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 - Pair of Lithographs of Northern Hare
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon - Pair of Lithographs of Northern Hare

                    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 - Townsend's Rocky Mountain Hare. 3
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon - Townsend's Rocky Mountain Hare. 3

                    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 - Maryland Marmot Woodchuck Groundhog. 2
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon - Maryland Marmot Woodchuck Groundhog. 2

                    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.

                    Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
                  • Audubon - Musk Rat-Musquash. 13
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon - Musk Rat-Musquash. 13

                    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 - Chipping Squirrel Hacker. 8
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    Audubon - Chipping Squirrel Hacker. 8

                    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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                  • AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA AMERICAN BISON
                    Apr. 20, 2024

                    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA AMERICAN BISON

                    Est: $80 - $150

                    Unframed offset print on paper, "Bos americanus, Gmel, American Bison or Buffalo. 1/7 Natural Size. Male," after John James Audubon (1785-1851), originally published in "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America," sheet hinged to mat, sheet: approx 11.5"h, 15"w

                    Austin Auction Gallery
                  • Print, John James Audubon
                    Apr. 19, 2024

                    Print, John James Audubon

                    Est: $500 - $700

                    John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Canis (Vulpes) Fulvus, American Cross Fox," 1843, lithograph with hand coloring, printed by John T. Bowen, sight: 17.75"h x 23.5"w, overall (with frame): 32.5"h x 41.5"w. Provenance: Ken Brown, Frank's Fisherman, San Francisco

                    Clars Auctions
                  • John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)
                    Apr. 19, 2024

                    John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)

                    Est: $800 - $1,200

                    John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Common American Deer (Fawn)", Plate 81, hand-colored lithograph, from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Bowen edition, "Taylor Clark, Baton Rouge, LA" label on backing paper, sheet 20 9/16 in. x 27 5/16 in., framed, overall 25 5/16 in. x 33 5/16 in. x 1 1/4 in.

                    Neal Auction Company
                  • John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)
                    Apr. 19, 2024

                    John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)

                    Est: $500 - $700

                    John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Brown Pelican", Plate 251, 1971, lithograph, from The Birds of America, Amsterdam edition, "G.Schut & Zonen" watermark visible, sheet 40 1/2 in. x 27 1/2 in., framed, overall 51 3/4 in. x 38 3/4 in. x 1 1/2 in.

                    Neal Auction Company
                  • JOHN JAMES AUDUBON. SPERMOPHILUS RICHARDSON II, Number 10, plate 50. Printed by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia 1844. Color lithograph. Framed
                    Apr. 18, 2024

                    JOHN JAMES AUDUBON. SPERMOPHILUS RICHARDSON II, Number 10, plate 50. Printed by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia 1844. Color lithograph. Framed

                    Est: $200 - $400

                    JOHN JAMES AUDUBON. SPERMOPHILUS RICHARDSON II, Number 10, plate 50. Printed by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia 1844. Color lithograph. Framed. Not examined our of frame. - 19 1/4 in. x 25 1/2 in. Sight size as matted. Framed

                    Sloans & Kenyon
                  • John James Audubon, hand colored aquatint
                    Apr. 18, 2024

                    John James Audubon, hand colored aquatint

                    Est: $300 - $500

                    John James Audubon (1785-1851), hand colored aquatint by Robert Havell, Golden Plover, Plate CCC, plate - 14 1/2" x 20 1/4". NO in-house shipping for this lot.

                    Pook & Pook Inc.
                  • John James Audubon, hand-colored aquatint
                    Apr. 18, 2024

                    John James Audubon, hand-colored aquatint

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    John James Audubon (1785-1851), hand-colored aquatint by Robert Havell, The American Redstart, Plate 40, plate - 19 1/2" x 12 1/4".

                    Pook & Pook Inc.
                  • JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) LITHOGRAPH TITLED PTEROMYS ORIGONENSIS, 29.5IN x 35.5IN (73cm x 91cm)
                    Apr. 16, 2024

                    JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) LITHOGRAPH TITLED PTEROMYS ORIGONENSIS, 29.5IN x 35.5IN (73cm x 91cm)

                    Est: $1,000 - $1,500

                    John J. Audubon (1785-1851) limited edition, color lithograph titled Pteromys Origonensis, Plate 25, Number 3. It is after the original which was printed in 1845. This addition was printed in Philadelphia 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 TITLED CANADA JAY, 19IN x 25IN (48cm x 64cm)
                    Apr. 16, 2024

                    JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) LITHOGRAPH TITLED CANADA JAY, 19IN x 25IN (48cm x 64cm)

                    Est: $500 - $750

                    John J. Audubon (1785-1851) color lithograph titled Canada Jay, Plate 22, Number 107. It is after the original which was printed in 1831. It states in the bottom middle, “FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY”. It states in the bottom right, “Engraved, Printed & Coloured, by R. Havell & Son. London 1831.” 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 19 inches x 25 inches. It is matted and framed under glass in a simple, black frame. Acquired from a Virginia estate.

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                  • JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) LITHOGRAPH, 1948, 19IN x 25IN (48cm x 64cm)
                    Apr. 16, 2024

                    JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) LITHOGRAPH, 1948, 19IN x 25IN (48cm x 64cm)

                    Est: $750 - $1,000

                    John J. Audubon (1785-1851) color lithograph titled Meadow Lark, Plate 136, Number 28. It is after the original which was printed between 1827 and 1838. It states in the bottom middle, “THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE, COMPANY, 1948”. It states in the bottom right, “Engraved, Printed & Coloured, by R. Havell & Son. London. 1832” It states in the bottom left, “Drawn from Nature and Published by John J. Audubon, F.R.S.E. M.W. S.” With frame, it measures 19 inches x 25 inches. It is matted and framed under glass in a simple, black frame. Acquired from a Virginia estate.

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                  • JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) LITHOGRAPH TITLED SCIURUS COLLIAEI, 29.5IN x 35.5IN (73cm x 91cm)
                    Apr. 16, 2024

                    JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) LITHOGRAPH TITLED SCIURUS COLLIAEI, 29.5IN x 35.5IN (73cm x 91cm)

                    Est: $1,000 - $1,500

                    John J. Audubon (1785-1851) limited edition, color lithograph titled Sciurus CollIiaei, Plate 104, Number 21. It is after the original which was printed in 1847. This addition was printed in Philadelphia in the 1980s. It states in the bottom right, “Lith' Printed & Col’ by J. T. Bowen, Philad 1847.”. It states in the bottom left, “Drawn from Nature and Published by J. W. Audubon” 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.

                    The Rug Life Auctions
                  • 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

                    Bradford's
                  • 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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