An absolutely wonderful, extremely large (over 1m!), old print of Audubon’s American Swan. A magnificent statement piece.
The quality of the print is absolutely excellent (age unknown). The frame is of wooden construction, traditionally gilded, and the picture is glazed. The mounts are hand penned and painted- sure signs of quality.
A very high quality piece. The only other similar sized pieces we can find online are those by Joel Oppenheimer Inc at $4500 each!
John James Audubon launched his career as an artist-naturalist and publisher of natural history folios with The Birds of America. In Edinburgh, the Scottish engraver W. H. Lizars began to produce the very first plates in 1826. However, after the completion of only ten plates, W. H. Lizars’ colorists went on strike. Work on the folio continued with the London engraver Robert Havell, who engraved and coloured The Birds of America from 1827—1838. The completed work comprised 435 hand-colored engravings. Robert Havell also retouched W. H. Lizars’ original efforts, adding aquatint to the engraving and etching.
These are absolute icons of 19th century art.
125cm x 95cm framed
Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. As seen in the images, but not limited to: some wear and crinkling as seen but minimal. Some knocks to the frame.
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