• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 28

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL

    American White Pelican (Plate CCCXI)
    Pelicanus americanus

    Price Realised  

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL
    American White Pelican (Plate CCCXI)
    Pelicanus americanus
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, circa 1836, on J Whatman watermark 1836, trimmed just within the platemark, the colors attenuated (primarily in the yellow), pale light-, mat and time staining, occasional pinpoint foxing, soft handling creases and minor surface soiling (primarily at the sheet edges), a few short tears and minor paper losses in places at the sheet edges ( a few made-up), otherwise in good condition, framed
    S. 38 x 25 3/8 in. (965 x 645 mm.)


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