• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 65

    John James Audubon (1785-1851)

    Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

    Price Realised  


    John James Audubon (1785-1851)
    Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
    signed and inscribed 'Cornus Florida/315/drawn by J.J. Audubon--' (lower left)--inscribed 'Rose Breasted Gross Beak A.M/Loxia Rosea/Rose Gorge Buffon' (lower right)--inscribed '38' (upper left)
    watercolor and pencil on paper
    12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm.)

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    The artist.
    Thayer Family Collection, Massachusetts, acquired from the above.
    Mrs. Evelyn Thayer Burr, Massachusetts, by descent.
    Mr. Carleton Burr, Massachusetts, by descent, 1968.
    By descent to the present owner, 2003.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the correct medium for this lot is pastel, gouache and pencil on paper.
    This lot was executed circa 1811.


    New Bedford, Massachusetts, New Bedford Whaling Museum, 1982, on loan.
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, n.d., on loan.