September 21, 2022 11:00 EST

Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 116
 

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[Prints] Audubon, John James
Red headed Woodpecker

London: R. Havell, (1827). Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J. Whatman Turkey Mill watermarked paper, dated 1827. Engraved, Printed, & Coloured by R. Havell & Son, after J.J. Audubon’s watercolor. 37 3/4 x 25 7/8 in. (96 x 66 cm). Sheet slightly trimmed; chipping and repairs in bottom right corner, and top left corner, other scattered light edge-wear; vertical crease traversing center of sheet; spot in image, top right; scattered light soiling in margins. In frame, 42 x 30 in. (107 x 76 cm). Low, p. 44, Variant No. 1

Plate 27 from Audubon's The Birds of America (London, 1827-38). "Painting and plate depict two parents feeding three young, two of whom are clinging to a dead tree trunk, and the third peeking out of a nesting hole. There is no evidence as to where or when the painting was made." (Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America, p. 44)

Sold for $5,355
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

London: R. Havell, (1827). Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J. Whatman Turkey Mill watermarked paper, dated 1827. Engraved, Printed, & Coloured by R. Havell & Son, after J.J. Audubon’s watercolor. 37 3/4 x 25 7/8 in. (96 x 66 cm). Sheet slightly trimmed; chipping and repairs in bottom right corner, and top left corner, other scattered light edge-wear; vertical crease traversing center of sheet; spot in image, top right; scattered light soiling in margins. In frame, 42 x 30 in. (107 x 76 cm). Low, p. 44, Variant No. 1

Plate 27 from Audubon's The Birds of America (London, 1827-38). "Painting and plate depict two parents feeding three young, two of whom are clinging to a dead tree trunk, and the third peeking out of a nesting hole. There is no evidence as to where or when the painting was made." (Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America, p. 44)

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