• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 22

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL

    Great White Heron (Plate CCLXXXI)
    Ardea occidentalis

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    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL
    Great White Heron (Plate CCLXXXI)
    Ardea occidentalis
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, circa 1835, on J Whatman watermark 1836, trimmed just within the platemark, the colors slightly attenuated, pale light- and time staining, occasional pinpoint foxmarks and soft handling creases, a few short tears, minor surface soiling and soft rubbing in places at the sheet edges, otherwise in good condition, framed
    S. 25½ x 38 in. (648 x 965 mm.)


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