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Illustrator, b. 1908 - d. 1996

American artist and environmentalist Roger Tory Peterson is best known for his avian illustrations. Peterson’s passion for nature started as a child, and a membership in the Audubon Society encouraged him to focus on learning to identify birds. In particular, Roger Tory Peterson's lithographs and bird prints sought to show the minor differences between the species. From this he developed the eponymous Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds, a must-have book for birdwatchers and a perennial bestseller: over seven million copies have been sold to date.

This attention to detail is evident in all of his artwork, and Roger Tory Peterson's lithographs combine scientific accuracy with his artistic talent. It's possible to find Roger Tory Peterson's artwork for sale online and at auction, and both wildlife lovers and art collectors can find a variety of modern animal prints for sale on Invaluable.    

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON, American 1908-1996, Group of 3: Buntings; Rails, Crakes; Gulls, gouache and watercolor on paper, artist's stamp on the reverse
          Jun. 13, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON, American 1908-1996, Group of 3: Buntings; Rails, Crakes; Gulls, gouache and watercolor on paper, artist's stamp on the reverse

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          ROGER TORY PETERSON American, 1908-1996 Group of 3: Buntings; Rails, Crakes; Gulls gouache and watercolor on paper, artist's stamp on the reverse (a,b) 10 x 16 inches (c) 21 x 13 inches

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          May. 28, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          May. 07, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON, American 1908-1996, Woodpeckers, Finches and Common Snipe, (Group of Three), (a, b) gouache and watercolor on board, with artist's stamp on the reverse (c) watercolor and gouache on paper, signed on
          May. 02, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON, American 1908-1996, Woodpeckers, Finches and Common Snipe, (Group of Three), (a, b) gouache and watercolor on board, with artist's stamp on the reverse (c) watercolor and gouache on paper, signed on

          Est: $2,500 - $3,500

          ROGER TORY PETERSON American, 1908-1996 Woodpeckers, Finches and Common Snipe (Group of Three) (a, b) gouache and watercolor on board, with artist's stamp on the reverse (c) watercolor and gouache on paper, signed on the reverse

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Apr. 16, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON WATERCOLOR, BLACK & AMERICAN BLACK VULTURE
          Apr. 06, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON WATERCOLOR, BLACK & AMERICAN BLACK VULTURE

          Est: $12,000 - $16,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (American, 1908-1996). King Vultures and American Black Vulture. Watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink on paperboard. Signed lower left: "Roger Peterson". Ca. 1967. 16 1/4" x 12 1/4" sheet. Provenance: The artist; Virginia Marie Peterson; wife of the above; By descent to the previous owners. Exhibited: Alberta, Canada, Glenbow Museum, Birds of Prey, January 13-February 27, 1977, no. 60. Literature: L. Brown and D. Amadon, Eagles, Hawks and Falcons of the World, Vol. 1., New York, 1968, p. 183, illustrated. The Audubon of America, and one of the founding inspirations for the 20th-century environmental movement.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON WATERCOLOR, GOLDEN PHEASANT
          Apr. 06, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON WATERCOLOR, GOLDEN PHEASANT

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (American, 1908-1996). Golden Pheasant. Watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink on paperboard. Signed lower right: "RT Peterson". 30" x 20" sheet. Provenance: The artist; Virginia Marie Peterson; wife of the above; By descent to the previous owners. The Audubon of America, and one of the founding inspirations for the 20th-century environmental movement.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON OIL, GLOSSY IBIS
          Apr. 06, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON OIL, GLOSSY IBIS

          Est: $25,000 - $35,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (American, 1908-1996). Glossy and White-faced Glossy Ibis. Oil on canvas. Artist's monogram signature lower right: "RT PETERSON". 28" x 19" canvas, 32 1/4" x 23" framed. This is a superb painting of Glossy and White-faced Glossy Ibises produced by gifted artist and founder of the modern field guide, Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1996). In this work, each of the birds' physical features is carefully and crisply delineated, and all of the creatures are depicted whilst situated in their true natural environment, the marshy wetlands of the southern United States. Yet in spite of the impeccable scientific accuracy Peterson displays in this painting, an image which doubly served as the basis of an illustration in Alexander Sprunt's Beautiful Birds of Southern Audubon Societies, this composition is also a work of great artistry. In this intelligently organized composition, a trio of birds glides through an exquisitely tinted blue sky above and past a gently rustling sweep of multi-colored marsh reeds. In this work Peterson no doubt proves that he was a modern master of the art of ornithological illustration. Peterson was an internationally renowned ornithologist, naturalist, author, lecturer and artist. Nevertheless, out of all of these labels he first and foremost identified himself as an artist. Born in Jameston, New York, Peterson spent his youth sketching and observing birds in nearby rivers and fields, and reading books about the titans of ornithological illustration like Durer, Lear, Audubon and Fuertes. As he grew into adulthood, Peterson studied at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design, both in New York. After college, Peterson moved to Massachusetts in order to teach science and art. It was there that he developed his extremely influential system for identifying birds in the field. Peterson's system ultimately inspired him to publish his first Field Guide to the Birds in 1934. In spite of a severe economic depression, Peterson's Guide sold out in one week. His book would subsequently be re-released in 4 more editions. Peterson is rightly credited as one of the founding inspirations of the twentieth-century environmental movement, having tirelessly traveled the world to lecture on, observe, and record obscure and exotic species of birds. He also served as a vital member of the administrative staff of the National Audubon Society, managing the organization's educational programs and serving as the art editor of its magazine. Peterson also served as art director of the National Wildlife Federation for over three decades, and made environmental films in America, Europe, Africa, the Galapagos Islands, and Antarctica and the Artic. Peterson's works are part of the permanent exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wasau, Wisconsin, and have also been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. Peterson has received every major American award for natural science, ornithology, and conservation. He has also been the recipient of numerous honorary medals, diplomas, and citations, including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Order of the Golden Ark of the Netherlands. Peterson died at his home in Old Lyme, Connecticut in 1996. Glossy and White-faced Glossy Ibises are found throughout the southern United States and tropical America. They are a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae. Every Ibis, regardless of species, has a long down-curved bill and will probe mud for its food. As is demonstrated in this work, the Ibis's flight is lofty and strong. Unlike herons Ibis flocks fly in lines with necks outstretched. In ancient Egyptian folklore, the Sacred Ibis, associated with the god Thoth, is an object of great religious veneration. Priests ritually invested Ibises with sacerdotal honors before embalming and consecrating them into tombs. Scholars now believe that Ibises owed their sacred character to the fact that the bird would always appear prior to the rising of the Nile, an annual phenomenon on which the country's prosperity depended.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON WATERCOLOR, CHICKEN LIKE BIRDS
          Apr. 06, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON WATERCOLOR, CHICKEN LIKE BIRDS

          Est: $6,000 - $9,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (American, 1908-1996). Chicken - Like Birds, including: Bobwhite, Scaled Quail, Gambel's Quail, Harlequin Quail, Coturnix, Chukar, Prairie Chickens, Chachalca and Ring-Necked Pheasant. Watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink on paperboard. Bears the artist's stamp verso. ca. 1962. 15 1/4" x 9 1/2" sheet. Provenance: The artist; Virginia Marie Peterson; wife of the above; By descent to the previous owners. The Audubon of America, and one of the founding inspirations for the 20th-century environmental movement. Peterson was an internationally renowned ornithologist, naturalist, author, lecturer and artist. Nevertheless, out of all of these labels he first and foremost identified himself as an artist. Born in Jameston, New York, Peterson spent his youth sketching and observing birds in nearby rivers and fields, and reading books about the titans of ornithological illustration like Durer, Lear, Audubon and Fuertes. As he grew into adulthood, Peterson studied at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design, both in New York. After college, Peterson moved to Massachusetts in order to teach science and art. It was there that he developed his extremely influential system for identifying birds in the field. Peterson's system ultimately inspired him to publish his first Field Guide to the Birds in 1934. In spite of a severe economic depression, Peterson's Guide sold out in one week. His book would subsequently be re-released in 4 more editions. Peterson is rightly credited as one of the founding inspirations of the twentieth-century environmental movement, having tirelessly traveled the world to lecture on, observe, and record obscure and exotic species of birds. He also served as a vital member of the administrative staff of the National Audubon Society, managing the organization's educational programs and serving as the art editor of its magazine. Peterson also served as art director of the National Wildlife Federation for over three decades, and made environmental films in America, Europe, Africa, the Galapagos Islands, and Antarctica and the Artic. Peterson's works are part of the permanent exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wasau, Wisconsin, and have also been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. Peterson has received every major American award for natural science, ornithology, and conservation. He has also been the recipient of numerous honorary medals, diplomas, and citations, including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Order of the Golden Ark of the Netherlands. Peterson died at his home in Old Lyme, Connecticut in 1996.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Mar. 26, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON (CT, 1908-1996)
          Mar. 06, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON (CT, 1908-1996)

          Est: $200 - $300

          ROGER TORY PETERSON (CT, 1908-1996) "Peregrine Falcons", offset photolitho, signed in print and dated 1977, also pencil signed and numbered 469/950. Published by Millpond Press of Venice, Florida. Wildlife Gallery of New England, Stamford, CT label verso. In gold and silver molded frame, matted and glazed, OS: 39 1/2" x 30 1/2", SS: 30 1/2"x 21 3/4", good condition.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Mar. 05, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Feb. 13, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, PHEASANTS, GAMEBIRDS
          Jan. 27, 2024

          PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, PHEASANTS, GAMEBIRDS

          Est: $6,000 - $8,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (1908-1996). Pheasants, Gamebirds. Gouache, watercolor, pencil and ink on board with overlay species and gender. Plate 32 in Field Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe, 1993. 14 7/8" x 8 5/8” image, 15 3/8" x 9 1/4" board. Provenance: Estate of Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson. The Audubon of America, and one of the founding inspirations for the 20th-century environmental movement.

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        • PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, EAGLES
          Jan. 27, 2024

          PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, EAGLES

          Est: $6,000 - $8,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (1908-1996). Eagles. Gouache, watercolor, pencil and ink on board with overlay noting species and maturity. Plate 28 in Field Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe, 1993. 14 3/8" x 8 7/8” image, 15 3/4" x 10 1/8” board. Provenance: Estate of Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson. The Audubon of America, and one of the founding inspirations for the 20th-century environmental movement.

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        • PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, SWANS, GEESE
          Jan. 27, 2024

          PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, SWANS, GEESE

          Est: $2,500 - $3,500

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (1908-1996). Swans, Geese. Gouache, watercolor, pencil and ink on board with overlay noting species and maturity. Plate 8 in Field Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe, 1993. 14 1/2" x 9” image, 16 1/8" x 10 5/8” board. Provenance: Estate of Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson. The Audubon of America, and one of the founding inspirations for the 20th-century environmental movement.

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        • PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, BITTERNS, HERONS, CRANES
          Jan. 27, 2024

          PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, BITTERNS, HERONS, CRANES

          Est: $4,000 - $5,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (1908-1996). Bitterns, Herons, Cranes. Gouache, watercolor, pencil and ink on board with overlay noting species and maturity. Plate 6 in Field Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe, 1993. 14 1/2" x 8 7/8” image, 16 1/4" x 10 3/4” board. Provenance: Estate of Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson. The Audubon of America, and one of the founding inspirations for the 20th-century environmental movement.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Jan. 23, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON, American 1908-1996, "Western Birds", 1990, watercolor and gouache on card, 16 3/4 x 11 1/4 in. (42.5 x 28.6 cm.) (sheet)
          Jan. 18, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON, American 1908-1996, "Western Birds", 1990, watercolor and gouache on card, 16 3/4 x 11 1/4 in. (42.5 x 28.6 cm.) (sheet)

          Est: $2,500 - $3,500

          ROGER TORY PETERSON American, 1908-1996 "Western Birds", 1990 watercolor and gouache on card artist stamp on the reverse, original drawing for "Field Guide to Western Birds", 1990, plate 357

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON, American 1908-1996, Eastern Birds, watercolor and gouache on board, 14 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (36.2 x 22.2 cm.) (sight), Frame: 21 3/4 x 3/4 x 16 1/4 in. (55.2 x 1.9 x 41.3 cm.)
          Jan. 18, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON, American 1908-1996, Eastern Birds, watercolor and gouache on board, 14 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (36.2 x 22.2 cm.) (sight), Frame: 21 3/4 x 3/4 x 16 1/4 in. (55.2 x 1.9 x 41.3 cm.)

          Est: $2,500 - $3,500

          ROGER TORY PETERSON American, 1908-1996 Eastern Birds watercolor and gouache on board artist stamp on the reverse, original drawing for "Exotics Introduced birds and escapes"

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON, American 1908-1996, "Redstarts. Bluetail, Rock-Thrushes", 1993, watercolor and gouache on card, 16 x 10 3/4 in. (40.6 x 27.3 cm.) (sheet)
          Jan. 18, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON, American 1908-1996, "Redstarts. Bluetail, Rock-Thrushes", 1993, watercolor and gouache on card, 16 x 10 3/4 in. (40.6 x 27.3 cm.) (sheet)

          Est: $2,500 - $3,500

          ROGER TORY PETERSON American, 1908-1996 "Redstarts. Bluetail, Rock-Thrushes", 1993 watercolor and gouache on card artist stamp on the reverse, original drawing for "Birds of Britain and Europe", 1993 ed., plate 77

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Jan. 02, 2024

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Dec. 12, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, ANDEAN CONDORS
          Dec. 09, 2023

          PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, ANDEAN CONDORS

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (American, 1908-1996). Andean Condors. Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper laid down on board. Signed lower right: "R. T. Peterson" Ca. 1967. 16” x 12” visible, 27” x 23 1/2” framed. Peterson was an internationally renowned ornithologist, naturalist, author, lecturer and artist. Nevertheless, out of all of these labels he first and foremost identified himself as an artist. Born in Jameston, New York, Peterson spent his youth sketching and observing birds in nearby rivers and fields, and reading books about the titans of ornithological illustration like Durer, Lear, Audubon and Fuertes. As he grew into adulthood, Peterson studied at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design, both in New York. After college, Peterson moved to Massachusetts in order to teach science and art. It was there that he developed his extremely influential system for identifying birds in the field. Peterson's system ultimately inspired him to publish his first Field Guide to the Birds in 1934. In spite of a severe economic depression, Peterson's Guide sold out in one week. His book would subsequently be re-released in 4 more editions. Peterson is rightly credited as one of the founding inspirations of the twentieth-century environmental movement, having tirelessly traveled the world to lecture on, observe, and record obscure and exotic species of birds. He also served as a vital member of the administrative staff of the National Audubon Society, managing the organization’s educational programs and serving as the art editor of its magazine. Peterson also served as art director of the National Wildlife Federation for over three decades, and made environmental films in America, Europe, Africa, the Galapagos Islands, and Antarctica and the Artic. Peterson's works are part of the permanent exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wasau, Wisconsin, and have also been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. Peterson has received every major American award for natural science, ornithology, and conservation. He has also been the recipient of numerous honorary medals, diplomas, and citations, including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Order of the Golden Ark of the Netherlands. Peterson died at his home in Old Lyme, Connecticut in 1996.

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        • PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, TROPICAL BIRDS
          Dec. 09, 2023

          PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, TROPICAL BIRDS

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (American, 1908-1996). Tropical Birds, Including (left to right) Fruit Pigeon, Papua; Cheastnut-eared Aracari, South America; Orange-Wattled Bird of Paradise, Papua; Yellow-breasted Fig Bird, Australia; Cuban Trogon; Crimsonbacked Tanager, Central and South America; Common Touraco, Africa; Blossom-headed Parakeet, South Asia; Double-toothed Barbet, Africa. Watercolor, gouache, watercolor, and pencil on paper laid down on board. Ca. 1977. 8” x 24 1/2” visible, 15” x 32” framed. Peterson was an internationally renowned ornithologist, naturalist, author, lecturer and artist. Nevertheless, out of all of these labels he first and foremost identified himself as an artist. Born in Jameston, New York, Peterson spent his youth sketching and observing birds in nearby rivers and fields, and reading books about the titans of ornithological illustration like Durer, Lear, Audubon and Fuertes. As he grew into adulthood, Peterson studied at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design, both in New York. After college, Peterson moved to Massachusetts in order to teach science and art. It was there that he developed his extremely influential system for identifying birds in the field. Peterson's system ultimately inspired him to publish his first Field Guide to the Birds in 1934. In spite of a severe economic depression, Peterson's Guide sold out in one week. His book would subsequently be re-released in 4 more editions. Peterson is rightly credited as one of the founding inspirations of the twentieth-century environmental movement, having tirelessly traveled the world to lecture on, observe, and record obscure and exotic species of birds. He also served as a vital member of the administrative staff of the National Audubon Society, managing the organization’s educational programs and serving as the art editor of its magazine. Peterson also served as art director of the National Wildlife Federation for over three decades, and made environmental films in America, Europe, Africa, the Galapagos Islands, and Antarctica and the Artic. Peterson's works are part of the permanent exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wasau, Wisconsin, and have also been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. Peterson has received every major American award for natural science, ornithology, and conservation. He has also been the recipient of numerous honorary medals, diplomas, and citations, including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Order of the Golden Ark of the Netherlands. Peterson died at his home in Old Lyme, Connecticut in 1996.

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        • PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, PHEASANT AND QUAIL
          Dec. 09, 2023

          PETERSON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, PHEASANT AND QUAIL

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (American, 1908-1996). Pheasant and Quail. Watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink on paperboard. Signed upper right: "Roger Tory Peterson". Bears the artist's stamp on verso. ca. 1962. 21 1/2” x 18” visible, 30” x 26” framed. Peterson was an internationally renowned ornithologist, naturalist, author, lecturer and artist. Nevertheless, out of all of these labels he first and foremost identified himself as an artist. Born in Jameston, New York, Peterson spent his youth sketching and observing birds in nearby rivers and fields, and reading books about the titans of ornithological illustration like Durer, Lear, Audubon and Fuertes. As he grew into adulthood, Peterson studied at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design, both in New York. After college, Peterson moved to Massachusetts in order to teach science and art. It was there that he developed his extremely influential system for identifying birds in the field. Peterson's system ultimately inspired him to publish his first Field Guide to the Birds in 1934. In spite of a severe economic depression, Peterson's Guide sold out in one week. His book would subsequently be re-released in 4 more editions. Peterson is rightly credited as one of the founding inspirations of the twentieth-century environmental movement, having tirelessly traveled the world to lecture on, observe, and record obscure and exotic species of birds. He also served as a vital member of the administrative staff of the National Audubon Society, managing the organization’s educational programs and serving as the art editor of its magazine. Peterson also served as art director of the National Wildlife Federation for over three decades, and made environmental films in America, Europe, Africa, the Galapagos Islands, and Antarctica and the Artic. Peterson's works are part of the permanent exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wasau, Wisconsin, and have also been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. Peterson has received every major American award for natural science, ornithology, and conservation. He has also been the recipient of numerous honorary medals, diplomas, and citations, including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Order of the Golden Ark of the Netherlands. Peterson died at his home in Old Lyme, Connecticut in 1996.

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        • PETERSON ORIGINAL OIL, OTUS PETERSONI
          Dec. 09, 2023

          PETERSON ORIGINAL OIL, OTUS PETERSONI

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (American, 1908-1996). Otus Petersoni. Oil on Masonite. Signed lower left: "R. T. Peterson, ca. 1992" 17 1/2” x 12 1/4” sheet, 23” x 18” framed. Peterson was an internationally renowned ornithologist, naturalist, author, lecturer and artist. Nevertheless, out of all of these labels he first and foremost identified himself as an artist. Born in Jameston, New York, Peterson spent his youth sketching and observing birds in nearby rivers and fields, and reading books about the titans of ornithological illustration like Durer, Lear, Audubon and Fuertes. As he grew into adulthood, Peterson studied at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design, both in New York. After college, Peterson moved to Massachusetts in order to teach science and art. It was there that he developed his extremely influential system for identifying birds in the field. Peterson's system ultimately inspired him to publish his first Field Guide to the Birds in 1934. In spite of a severe economic depression, Peterson's Guide sold out in one week. His book would subsequently be re-released in 4 more editions. Peterson is rightly credited as one of the founding inspirations of the twentieth-century environmental movement, having tirelessly traveled the world to lecture on, observe, and record obscure and exotic species of birds. He also served as a vital member of the administrative staff of the National Audubon Society, managing the organization’s educational programs and serving as the art editor of its magazine. Peterson also served as art director of the National Wildlife Federation for over three decades, and made environmental films in America, Europe, Africa, the Galapagos Islands, and Antarctica and the Artic. Peterson's works are part of the permanent exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wasau, Wisconsin, and have also been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. Peterson has received every major American award for natural science, ornithology, and conservation. He has also been the recipient of numerous honorary medals, diplomas, and citations, including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Order of the Golden Ark of the Netherlands. Peterson died at his home in Old Lyme, Connecticut in 1996.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Nov. 21, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Oct. 31, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Oct. 10, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • Peterson Original Watercolor, Rare Waders
          Oct. 07, 2023

          Peterson Original Watercolor, Rare Waders

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (American, 1908-1996). Rare Waders, Sandpipers, Plate 42. Original gouache, watercolor, pencil and ink on board with overlay. For Field Guide of the Birds of Britain and Europe, 1983. 15" X 9" sheet.

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        • Peterson Original Watercolor, Small Waders
          Oct. 07, 2023

          Peterson Original Watercolor, Small Waders

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (American, 1908-1996). Small Waders, Plate 40. Original gouache, watercolor, pencil and ink on board with overlay. For Field Guide of the Birds of Britain and Europe, 1983. 15" X 9" sheet.

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        • Peterson Original Watercolor, Waders
          Oct. 07, 2023

          Peterson Original Watercolor, Waders

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (American, 1908-1996). Waders, Plate 38. Original gouache, watercolor, pencil and ink on board with overlay. For Field Guide of the Birds of Britain and Europe, 1983. 15" X 9" sheet.

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        • Peterson Original Watercolor, Waders in Flight
          Oct. 07, 2023

          Peterson Original Watercolor, Waders in Flight

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (1908-1996). Waders in Flight, Page 163. Original gouache, watercolor, pencil and ink on board with overlay. For Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central America, 2002. 15" X 9" sheet.

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        • Peterson Original Watercolor, Limpkin Bird
          Oct. 07, 2023

          Peterson Original Watercolor, Limpkin Bird

          Est: $10,000 - $20,000

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (American, 1908-1996). Limpkin Bird. Watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink on paperboard. Signed lower right: "R Peterson". “Limbkin”/orig w/c by R.T. Peterson on verso. ca. 1962. 15 1/2" x 10 1/4" sheet, 26 1/4" x 21" framed. Provenance: Kennedy and Company label. The limpkin, also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird, is a bird that looks like a large rail, but is skeletally closer to cranes. It is the only extant species in the genus Aramus and the family Aramidae. It is found mostly in wetlands in warm parts of the Americas, from Florida to northern Argentina.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Sep. 19, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • Roger Tory Peterson, Lithograph, Whooping Cranes
          Sep. 15, 2023

          Roger Tory Peterson, Lithograph, Whooping Cranes

          Est: $100 - $200

          (American, 1908-1996) signed in pencil l.r. and numbered 424/750. Together with an abstract watercolor landscape, signed illegibly l.r. Sight size: 25"h x 30-3/4"w and 15-3/4"h x 23-3/4"w Overall: 32-1/2"h x 38"w Provenance: Property from a Private Princeton, NJ Collection

          Nye & Company
        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Aug. 29, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Aug. 08, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Jun. 27, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • Roger Tory Peterson, Wild Turkeys, 1980
          Jun. 16, 2023

          Roger Tory Peterson, Wild Turkeys, 1980

          Est: $150 - $500

          Roger Tory Peterson, Wild Turkeys, 1980 - Signed Origin: American Medium: Lithograph Dimensions: Art is 24 x 34 inches overall Condition: Fair (has some staining in the border; art is fine) Additional Information: Hand-signed and numbered lithograph of wild turkeys by one of the most notable nature artists of our time. Limited edition 125 of 950. Hand signed at bottom right. Mill Pond Edition. Protective envelope included.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Jun. 13, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          May. 30, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          May. 16, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • Roger Tory Peterson (American, 1908-1996) Ring-Neck Pheasant
          May. 04, 2023

          Roger Tory Peterson (American, 1908-1996) Ring-Neck Pheasant

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Roger Tory Peterson (American, 1908-1996) Ring-Neck Pheasant acrylic on paper signed Peterson (right edge) 11 x 14 inches Property from the Collection of Douglas Sall

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          May. 02, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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        • Peterson Great Horned Owl Chromolithograph
          Apr. 22, 2023

          Peterson Great Horned Owl Chromolithograph

          Est: $800 - $1,500

          PETERSON, Roger Tory (1908-1996). Great Horned Owl. Chromolithograph. Signed limited edition 514/750. Paris: 1974. 26" x 18" visible, 37" x 29" framed.

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        • ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES
          Apr. 18, 2023

          ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELDS GUIDES – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY EASTON PRESS – 36 VOLUMES

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          1984-1986. Norwalk, CT. Published by Easton Press. 36 of 48 volumes. All volumes are in Near Fine condition, bound in sturdy soft leather. No owners markings or bookplates.

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