• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 31

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL

    Great Auk (Plate CCCXLI)
    Alca impennis

    Price Realised  

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL
    Great Auk (Plate CCCXLI)
    Alca impennis
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, circa 1836, on J Whatman watermark 1838, trimmed just within the platemark, the colors slightly attenuated, pale light- and time staining, occasional pinpoint foxing, soft handling creases and soft scratches in places, a 10½-in. area of rubbing at the left image edge, a few short tears in places at the sheet edges, otherwise in good condition, framed
    S. 25½ x 37¾ in. (648 x 959 mm.)


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