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John James Audubon Art

American, French, 1785-1851
John James Audubon (April 26, 1785, Les Cayes, Saint-Domingue (later Haiti) – January 27, 1851 (aged 65) Manhattan, New York, U.S.), born Jean-Jacques Audubon, was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.
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Artist: John James Audubon
Arctic Fox /// Natural History Animal John James Audubon Watercolor Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Arctic Fox" (Plate 121, No. 25) Portfolio: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Imperial Bow...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Watercolor, Lithograph

Townsend's Cormorant /// John James Audubon Ornithology Bird Art Natural History
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Townsend's Cormorant" (Plate 418, No. 84) Portfolio: The Birds of America, First Royal Octavo Edition Year: 1840-1844 Medium:...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph, Watercolor

Snowy Heron /// John James Audubon Natural History Ornithology Snowy Egret Bird
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Snowy Heron" (Plate 374, No. 75) Portfolio: The Birds of America, First Royal Octavo Edition Year: 1840-1844 Medium: Original...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Watercolor, Lithograph

Roseate Spoonbill /// John James Audubon Natural History Ornithology Bird Art
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Roseate Spoonbill" (Plate 362, No. 73) Portfolio: The Birds of America, First Royal Octavo Edition Year: 1840-1844 Medium: Or...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Watercolor, Lithograph

Eared Grebe /// John James Audubon Ornithology Havell Edition Bird Animal Art
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Eared Grebe" (Plate CCCCIV - 404; part No. 81) Portfolio: The Birds of America, Havell Edition Year: 1838 Medium: Original Ha...
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1830s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Watercolor, Engraving, Aquatint, Intaglio

Booby Gannet /// Ornithology Bird Art John James Audubon Florida Keys Seascape
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Booby Gannet" (Plate 426, No. 86) Portfolio: The Birds of America, First Royal Octavo Edition Year: 1840-1844 Medium: Origina...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Watercolor, Lithograph

Rocky Mountain Flycatcher: Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored 1st octavo edition lithograph entitled "Rocky Mountain Flycatcher, Male, Swamp Oak. Quecus Aquatica", No. 12, Plate 6...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Smith's Lark Bunting: Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Smith's Lark Bunting, Adult Male", No. 98, Plate 487 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lithograp...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Common or Arctic Puffin
By John James Audubon
Located in New York, NY
Original stone lithograph with hand-coloring from "Birds of North America." First Octavo Edition, by John James Audubon. Plate 383. Philadelphia, J.T. Bowen, ca. 1839-44.
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1870s John James Audubon Art

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Eared Grebe: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Wilson's Plover, 1. Male, 2. Young First Year", No. 97, Plate 482 from Audubon's "Birds of Ameri...
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Bell's Vireo: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Bell's Vireo Male", No. 97, Plate 485 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lithographed, printed and colored by J. T. Bowen and published in Philadelphia in 1856. It depicts an adult male Bell's Vireo bird perched on a branch of a flowering plant facing to the left. This original hand-colored Bell's Vireo lithograph is in very good condition, other than a few edge chips and irregularity of the left edge where it was previously bound in the publication, all of which will be obscured by a frame mat. The image portion is in excellent condition. The sheet measures 10.25" high by 6.63" wide. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a naturalist and artist. He was initially unsuccessful financially prior to the publication of his famous work “The Birds of America”, spending time in debtor’s prison, once stabbing a disgruntled investor in self...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Trumpeter Swan. (Young).
By John James Audubon
Located in New York, NY
Original stone lithograph with hand-coloring from "Birds of North America." First Octavo Edition, by John James Audubon. Plate 383. Philadelphia, J.T. Bowen, ca. 1839-44.
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1870s John James Audubon Art

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Purple Gallinule: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "4128 Audubon, Purple Gallinule, Adult Male, Spring Plumage", No. 61, Plate 303 from Audubon's "B...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Le Contis Sharp-tailed Bunting: Original Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Le Contis Sharp-tailed Bunting, Male", No. 98, Plate 488 from Audubon's "Birds of America, litho...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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American Avocet: An 19th Century Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "American Avocet, Young in First Winter Plumage, Adult in the Distance", No. 71, Plate 353 from A...
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American Coot: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "4128 Audubon, Purple Gallinule, Adult Male, Spring Plumage", No. 61, Plate 303 from Audubon's "B...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Missouri Meadow Lark: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Missouri Meadow Lark, Male", No. 98, Plate 489 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lithographed, p...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

The Texan Turtle Dove: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "The Texan Turtle Dove, Male", No. 100, Plate 496 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lithographed,...
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Large-billed Guillemot: Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Large-billed Guillemot, Male", No. 95, Plate 472 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lithographed,...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Virginian Rail: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Virginian Rail, 1. Male, 2. Female, 3. Young", No. 63, Plate 311 from Audubon's "Birds of Americ...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Common Scaup Duck: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Common Scaup Duck, 1. Male, 2. Female", No. 100, Plate 498 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lithographed, printed and colored by J. T. Bowen and published in Philadelphia in 1856. It depicts male and female Scaup ducks sitting on a mound, looking to the right at water. A lighthouse is seen on a point of land in the background on the right. This original hand-colored Common Scaup Duck lithograph...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Scolopaceous Courlan: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Scolopaceous Courlan", No. 63, Plate 312 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lithographed, printed...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Red-breasted Rail: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Great Red-breasted Rail or Fresh Water Marsh Hen, 1. Male Adult, 2. Young", No. 62, Plate 309 fr...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Yellow-breasted Rail: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Yellow-breasted Rail, Adult Male in Spring", No. 62, Plate 307 from Audubon's "Birds of America,...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Hudsonian Godwit 19th C. 1st Octavo Edition Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored 1st octavo edition lithograph entitled "Hudsonian Godwit, 1. Male, 2. Female, Summer Plumage", No. 70, Plate 349 from...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Least Water-Rail: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Yellow-breasted Rail, Adult Male in Spring", No. 62, Plate 307 from Audubon's "Birds of America,...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

"The Cougar, Female and Young": Original Audubon Hand-colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original John James Audubon hand-colored royal octavo lithograph entitled "The Cougar, Female and Young", No. 20, Plate XCVII, 97 from Audubon's "Quadrupeds of North Ameri...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Bonaparte’s Flycatching-Warbler (Great Magnolia) /// Ornithology Bird Audubon
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Bonaparte’s Flycatching-Warbler (Great Magnolia)" (Plate 73, No. 15) Portfolio: The Birds of America, First Royal Octavo Edit...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph, Watercolor

Greenshank (View of St. Augustine & Spanish Fort East Florida) /// Bird Audubon
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Greenshank (View of St. Augustine & Spanish Fort East Florida)" (Plate CCLXIX - 269; part No. 54) Portfolio: The Birds of America, Havell Edition Year: 1835 Medium: Original Hand-Colored Engraving with Aquatint on double-elephant folio, J. Whatman paper Limited edition: approx. 180 Printer: Robert Havell Jr., London, England Publisher: John James Audubon, London, England Framing: Recently framed in an ornate black and gold moulding with fabric rag matting and gold filet Framed size: 26.25" x 31.75" Sheet size: 21.75" x 27.25" Platemark size: 15" x 20.63" Image size: 12" x 18" Condition: The sheet is laid down to board. Light toning and discoloration to sheet. The occasional pinhole or faint surface abrasion. In otherwise good condition with good colors Rare Notes: Provenance: private collection - Denver, CO. Engraved, printed, and hand-colored by English artist Robert Havell Jr. (1793-1878). Comes from Audubon's monumental book volume "The Birds of America", (Havell Edition, 1827-1838), which consists of 435 hand-colored, life-size prints, made from engraved plates, with each sheet originally measuring around 39" x 26". The would be "J. Whatman 1835" watermark is likely missing due to its trimming. The composition was probably painted in England in 1835, using a preserved specimen. Since no other than Audubon has ever claimed to have seen this European...
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1830s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Watercolor, Engraving, Aquatint, Intaglio

Herring or Silvery Gull /// Ornithology Bird John James Audubon Seascape Beach
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Herring or Silvery Gull" (Plate 448, No. 90) Portfolio: The Birds of America, First Royal Octavo Edition Year: 1840-1844 Medi...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph, Watercolor

Trumpeter Swan, Adult: An Original Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Trumpeter Swan, Adult", No. 77, Plate 382 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lit...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Virginian Opossum: An Original Audubon Hand-colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Virginian Opossum", No. 14, Plate LXVI, 66, from John James Audubon's Quadrupeds of North America, drawn on s...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Reddish Egrets, Adult & Young: An Original Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Reddish Egret, 1. Adult, Full Spring Plumage 2. Young in Full Spring Plumage Two Years Old", No. 75, Plate 371 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lithographed, printed and colored by J. T. Bowen and published in Philadelphia between 1870-1871. It depicts an adult reddish egret standing in the water with leg up, looking to the left at a young white egret standing on land looking to the right at the adult bird. A beautiful landscape is depicted. This original hand-colored Audubon egret...
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Wilson’s Petrel - Mother Carey’s Chicken /// Ornithology Bird Seascape Audubon
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Wilson’s Petrel - Mother Carey’s Chicken" (Plate 460, No. 92) Portfolio: The Birds of America, F...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph, Watercolor

Yellow-billed Cuckoo: An Original 1st Ed. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 1st octavo edition John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 1. Male, 2, Female, Papaw Tree", No. 55, Plate 275 from Audubon's "B...
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Common American Gull - Ring-billed Gull /// Ornithology Bird Seascape Beach Sky
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Common American Gull - Ring-billed Gull" (Plate 446, No. 90) Portfolio: The Birds of America, First Royal Octavo Edition...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph, Watercolor

Mango Hummingbirds: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Mango Humming bird, 1. 2. Males. 3. Female. Bignonia grandifolia", No. 51, Plate 251 from Audubon's "Birds of...
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Late 19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Ivory Gull /// Ornithology Bird Audubon Seascape Beach Ocean Shorebird Shell
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Ivory Gull" (Plate 445, No. 89) Portfolio: The Birds of America, First Royal Octavo Editi...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph, Watercolor

Glaucus Gull - Burgomaster /// Ornithology Bird John James Audubon Seascape Sky
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Glaucus Gull - Burgomaster" (Plate 449, No. 90) Portfolio: The Birds of America, First Royal Octavo Edition...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph, Watercolor

Red-cockaded Woodpecker: A First Octavo Edition Audubon Hand-colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original John James Audubon hand-colored royal first octavo edition lithograph entitled "Red-cockaded Woodpecker, 1. 2. Male, 3. Female", No. 5...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Black-billed Cuckoo: An Original 1st Ed. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 1st octavo edition John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Black-billed Cuckoo, 1. Male, 2, Female, Magnolia Grandiflora", No. 56, Plate 276 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lithographed, printed and colored by J. T. Bowen and published in Philadelphia between 1840-1844. It depicts a female black-billed cuckoo perched on a branch of a magnolia tree reaching for a flying insect. The male appears to be in flight in front of magnolia leaves on the right, perhaps after the same insect. Magnolia flowers are depicted, as well. This original 1st octavo edition hand-colored Audubon Black-billed Cuckoo lithograph is in excellent condition, other than a few tiny spots in the upper margin and a tiny faint spot in the lower inscription area. The sheet measures 6.5" high by 10.13" wide. The original text pages, 300-302, from Audubon's 19th century publication are included with the lithograph. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a naturalist and artist. He was initially unsuccessful financially prior to the publication of his famous work “The Birds of America”, spending time in debtor’s prison, once stabbing a disgruntled investor in self-defense. However, his obsession with birds and art motivated him to persist in his goal of documenting every bird in America via his watercolor paintings and publishing his works for all to enjoy. Audubon's first illustrations were published in a large elephant folio size. Due to their expense they were purchased in rather small numbers by the wealthy. To reach a larger audience, Audubon, with the help of his sons and J. T. Bowen, published a smaller octavo sized lithograph version, which were much more affordable. With the success of his bird projects, Audubon then turned his attention to four-legged animals. He explored the Missouri River in 1843 sketching the four-legged animals he encountered in their natural setting. His expedition covered some of the same regions recently explored by Lewis and Clark, traveling from present day Alaska to Mexico. Audubon realized that this was an opportunity to document these animals in the still relatively pristine American wilderness, before man encroached on their environment. Between 1845 and 1848, Audubon and his sons John Woodhouse Audubon and Victor Gifford Audubon produced a set of elephant folio sized lithographs that were primarily engraved and hand colored by J. T. Bowen in Philadelphia. The publication, which included text descriptions of the animals was published 3 years before Audubon died. As with the birds, this was followed by a three-volume set of 155 octavo-sized plates entitled “The Quadrupeds of North America” completed and published by Audubon’s sons, John, Jr. and Victor. Audubon prints continue to be popular and a wise investment. The double elephant folio set...
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Original Audubon Hand Colored Lithograph of "The Sewellel"
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
An original John James Audubon hand colored lithograph entitled "The Sewellel", No. 25, Plate CXXIII from John James Audubon's Quadrupeds of North America, published in Philadelphia ...
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Raccoon: An Original 19th Century Audubon Hand-colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand colored lithograph entitled "Raccoon", No. 13, Plate LXI, 61, from Audubon's "Quadrupeds of North America", printed and color...
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Red-backed Sandpiper /// Ornithology Bird John James Audubon Beach Ocean Shore
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Red-backed Sandpiper" (Plate 332, No. 67) Portfolio: The Birds of America, First Royal Octavo Edi...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph, Watercolor

Brown Pelican.
By John James Audubon
Located in New York, NY
Original stone lithograph with hand-coloring from "Birds of North America." First Octavo Edition, by John James Audubon. Plate 423 Philadelphia, J.T. Bowen, ca. 1839-44.
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1870s John James Audubon Art

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Canada Grouse: An Original 19th C. Audubon 1st Ed. Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original rare first octavo edition John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Canada Grouse, 1. 2 Males, 3. Females, 4. Trillium pic...
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Golden Eagle: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Golden Eagle", No. 3, Plate 12 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowe...
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Late 19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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American Bittern: An Original 1st Ed. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century 1st octavo edition John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "American Bittern, 1. Male 2. Female", No. 73, Plate 365 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lithographed, printed and colored by J. T. Bowen and published in Philadelphia between 1840-1844. It depicts male and female American Bittern birds standing on the ground, each looking in opposite directions. There is high grass in the background. This original 1st octavo edition hand-colored Audubon American Bittern lithograph is in excellent condition, other than a few tiny spots, which appear most likely inclusions related to the paper manufacture. The sheet measures 6.5" high by 10.25" wide. The original text pages, 94-98, from Audubon's 19th century publication are included with the lithograph. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a naturalist and artist. He was initially unsuccessful financially prior to the publication of his famous work “The Birds of America”, spending time in debtor’s prison, once stabbing a disgruntled investor in self-defense. However, his obsession with birds and art motivated him to persist in his goal of documenting every bird in America via his watercolor paintings and publishing his works for all to enjoy. Audubon's first illustrations were published in a large elephant folio...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Night Heron Birds: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Yellow Crowned Night Heron, 1. Adult Male Spring Plumage, 2. Young in October", No. 73, Plate 364 from Audubo...
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Late 19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Key-West Dove /// Ornithology Bird John James Audubon Shorebird Flowers Plant
By John James Audubon
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) Title: "Key-West Dove" (Plate 282, No. 57) Portfolio: The Birds of America, First Royal Octavo Edition Year: 1840-1844 Medium: Origin...
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1840s Victorian John James Audubon Art

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Watercolor, Lithograph

Iceland or Gyr Falcon: An Original 1st Ed. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original rare first edition John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Iceland or Gyr Falcon", No. 4, Plate 19 from Audubon's "Birds of America, lithographed, pr...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Red-shafted Woodpecker: A First Octavo Edition Audubon Hand-colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original John James Audubon hand-colored royal first octavo edition lithograph entitled "Red-shafted Woodpecker, 1. Male, 2. Female", No. 55, P...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Raccoon: An Original 19th Century Audubon Hand-colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand colored lithograph entitled "Crab-eating Raccoon", No. 31, Plate CLV, 155, from Audubon's "Quadrupeds of North America", prin...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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"Mocking Bird", An Original Audubon Hand-colored Octavo Edition Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
An original collectible hand-colored octavo edition John James Audubon lithograph entitled "Common Mocking Bird", No. 28, Plate 138, from...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Canvass Back Duck: An Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Bird Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "Canvass Back Duck, 1. Male 2. Female, View of Baltimore, Maryland", No. 79, Plate 395 from Audubon's "Birds o...
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Late 19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Yellow-breasted Rail Bird: Original 19th C. Audubon Hand-colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 1st octavo edition John James Audubon hand-colored lithograph entitled "yellow-breasted Rail, Adult Male in Spring", No. 62, Plate 307, from Audubon's "Birds of America". It was lithographed, printed and colored by J. T. Bowen and published in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1841. It depicts an adult male yellow-breasted Rail bird on the left standing on a rock on the bank of a body of water, looking to the right, perhaps at something in the water or on an island on the right with trees. The landscape surrounding the bird is striking. This original 1st octavo edition hand-colored Audubon lithograph...
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Late 19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Marsh Hare: Original 19th Century 1st Octavo Ed. Audubon Hand-colored Lithograph
By John James Audubon
Located in Alamo, CA
This is an original 19th century John James Audubon hand-colored first octavo edition lithograph entitled "Marsh Hare", No. 4, Plate XVIII, 18, from Audubon's "Quadrupeds of North Am...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic John James Audubon Art

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Lithograph

Brown Pelican.
By John James Audubon
Located in New York, NY
Original stone lithograph with hand-coloring from "Birds of North America." First Octavo Edition, by John James Audubon. Plate 423 Philadelphia, J.T. Bowen, ca. 1839-44.
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1870s John James Audubon Art

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    John James Audubon is famous for studying and drawing birds. His goal was to document every type of American bird and is known for his detailed illustrations of birds in their natural habitats. Browse a variety of Audubon drawings and art on 1stDibs.
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    To check if you have a real Audubon print, use a magnifying glass to look at the print up close. If you see that the print is made up of tiny dots, your print is likely a reproduction. Shop a collection of expertly vetted John James Audubon prints from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    John James Audubon's style was realistic, as the primary goal of his work was to capture characteristics of the anatomies and habitats of various bird species. He often used watercolors to produce his paintings. You'll find a selection of John James Audubon art on 1stDibs.

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