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    Sale 1959

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints And Decoys

    17 - 18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 253

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL

    Brown Pelican (Plate CCCCXXI)
    Pelicanus puscus

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL
    Brown Pelican (Plate CCCCXXI)
    Pelicanus puscus
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, 1838, on wove paper, trimmed within the platemark, light- and mat staining, surface soiling, irregular staining throughout (particularly affecting the center image and the title text), occasional scuffing, tape and adhesive remains, tears, creases and paper loss in places at the sheet edges (a tear at the upper left corner affecting the image at the upper bill), foxing on the reverse, framed
    S. 25¼ x 37 3/8 in. (641 x 949 mm.)


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