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  Lot 118
 

118

[Prints] Audubon, J(ohn). J(ames).
Yellow Shank

London: R. Havell, 1836. Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J. Whatman watermarked paper, dated 1836. Engraved, printed, and colored by R. Havell after J.J. Audubon’s watercolor. 25 9/16 x 38 1/8 in. (65 x 97 cm). Sheet lightly toned; a few scattered light spots; light soiling in margins. In mat and in frame, 31 x 44 in. (79 x 112 cm). Low, p. 154

Plate CCLXXXVIII from Audubon's The Birds of America (London, 1827-38). "Painting and plate depict one bird, on the grassy bank of a stream that leads into a small lake, all surrounded by trees. This is a lovely scene in South Carolina. Probably painted in 1832." (Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America, p. 154). The marshy habitat is the work of Audubon's assistant, George Lehman.

A lovely copy.

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, John James Audubon...Property from the Peabody Library..., June 23-24, 1989, Lot 288

Sold for $3,024
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

London: R. Havell, 1836. Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J. Whatman watermarked paper, dated 1836. Engraved, printed, and colored by R. Havell after J.J. Audubon’s watercolor. 25 9/16 x 38 1/8 in. (65 x 97 cm). Sheet lightly toned; a few scattered light spots; light soiling in margins. In mat and in frame, 31 x 44 in. (79 x 112 cm). Low, p. 154

Plate CCLXXXVIII from Audubon's The Birds of America (London, 1827-38). "Painting and plate depict one bird, on the grassy bank of a stream that leads into a small lake, all surrounded by trees. This is a lovely scene in South Carolina. Probably painted in 1832." (Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America, p. 154). The marshy habitat is the work of Audubon's assistant, George Lehman.

A lovely copy.

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, John James Audubon...Property from the Peabody Library..., June 23-24, 1989, Lot 288

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