• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL

    Blue Jay (Plate CII)
    Corvus cristatus

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    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL
    Blue Jay (Plate CII)
    Corvus cristatus
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, circa 1830, on J Whatman watermark 1833, with margins very slightly trimmed, the colors slightly attenuated (primarily the pink and yellow), pale light- and time staining, occasional pinpoint foxmarks and soft handling creases, a minute accretion in the center subject, a soft vertical crease in the upper left subject, short tears and minute paper losses in places at the sheet edges, otherwise in good condition, framed
    P. 25½ x 20¼ in. (648 x 514 mm.)
    S. 38 x 25¼ in. (965 x 641 mm.)


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