• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 1959

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints And Decoys

    17 - 18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 220

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785-1851)
    BY ROBERT HAVELL (1793-1878)

    The Bird of Washington or Great American Sea Eagle (Plate 11)
    Falco washingtoniensis
    Variant 1

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785-1851)
    BY ROBERT HAVELL (1793-1878)
    The Bird of Washington or Great American Sea Eagle (Plate 11)
    Falco washingtoniensis
    Variant 1
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, circa 1830, on J Whatman, trimmed to the platemark, light- and time staining, surface soiling, brown spots and stains throughout, a few tears (one repaired), occasional nicks and creasing along the sheet edges, framed
    S. 37¾ x 24 5/8 in. (959 x 626 mm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE EDWARD AND CAROL VALENTINE COLLECTION, SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND, SANTA BARBARA