• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL

    Purple Heron (Plate CCLVI)
    Ardea Rufescens
    Variant 1

    Price Realised  

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL
    Purple Heron (Plate CCLVI)
    Ardea Rufescens
    Variant 1
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, circa 1835, on J Whatman watermark 1835, trimmed just within the platemark, the colors attenuated (primarily the green), light-, mat and time staining, occasional pale foxing and soft scuffing, a few soft creases, short tears and minor paper losses in places at the sheet edges, otherwise in good condition, framed
    S. 25½ x 38 in. (648 x 965 mm.)


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