• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 25

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL

    Herring Gull (Plate CCXCI)
    Larus argentatus

    Price Realised  

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL
    Herring Gull (Plate CCXCI)
    Larus argentatus
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, circa 1836, on J Whatman watermark 1836, trimmed just within the platemark, the colors slightly attenuated (primarily the green), pale light-, mat and time staining, occasional pale foxing, minor surface soiling and soft handling creases (primarily at the sheet edges), a few short tears and minor tape remains in places at the sheet edges, otherwise in good condition, framed
    S. 38 x 25 5/8 in. (965 x 651 mm.)


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