• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 5

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL

    Barred Owl (Plate XLVI)
    Strix nebulosa
    Variant 2

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    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL
    Barred Owl (Plate XLVI)
    Strix nebulosa
    Variant 2
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, circa 1831, on J Whatman watermark 1831, trimmed just within the platemark, the colors slightly attenuated, the palest light- and time staining, occasional pale foxing and soft handling creases, a ¼-in. unbotrusive stain in the foliage, a few short tears and pale stains in places at the sheet edges, otherwise in good condition, framed
    S. 38 x 25¾ in. (965 x 654 mm.)


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