John James Audubon (1785 - 1851)

Lot 982: After John James Audubon, (American, 1785-1851), "Virginia Rail", hand-colored engraving with aquatint, sheet 26" x 38-1/2", framed...

New Orleans Auction Galleries

March 18, 2018
New Orleans, LA, US

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Description: After John James Audubon
(American, 1785-1851)

"Virginia Rail"

hand-colored engraving with aquatint
Plate CCV, No. 41 from Birds of America, Havel edition, 1834.
Matted, glazed and framed.
sheet 26" x 38-1/2", framed 32-1/4" x 42-1/4"
Condition Report: **Surface dirt. Toning of paper. Ragged top edge with small holes from being removed from binding of book. Two repaired vertical tears from top edge. Top left, lower left and lower right corners with loss and filled with paper. Horizontal tear upper left edge. Two horizontal repaired tears upper left edge. Paper fill top edge center to right. Small repaired tears along top and bottom edges. Good colors.

Pentimento of bird image from another print en verso.

Frame: Modern gilt frame with surface marks, nicks and abrasions.


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