• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 35

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL

    Trumpeter Swan (Plate CCCLXXVI)
    Cygnus buccinator

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    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL
    Trumpeter Swan (Plate CCCLXXVI)
    Cygnus buccinator
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, circa 1837, on J Whatman watermark 1838, trimmed just within the platemark, the colors slightly attenuated (primarily the yellow and green), pale light- and time staining, occasional pale foxing and surface soiling, very minor rubbing near the engraved title, 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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