• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 15

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL

    Black Backed Gull (Plate CCXLI)
    Larus marinus

    Price Realised  

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL
    Black Backed Gull (Plate CCXLI)
    Larus marinus
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, circa 1835, on J Whatman watermark 1834, trimmed just within the platemark, the colors slightly attenuated, light- and time staining, occasional soft handling creases and pinpoint foxing, a few short tears and minute paper losses in places at the sheet edges, otherwise in good condition, framed
    S. 38 x 25 3/8 in. (965 x 645 mm.)


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