• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 44

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL

    Downy Woodpecker (Plate CXII)
    Picus pubescens

    Price Realised  

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
    BY ROBERT HAVELL
    Downy Woodpecker (Plate CXII)
    Picus pubescens
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, circa 1831, on J Whatman watermark 1831, with margins (trimmed), the colors slightly attenuated (primarily the red and yellow), light-, mat and time staining, occasional pale foxing and soft handling creases, staining and soiling in the margins, short tears and paper losses in places at the sheet edges
    P. 26 x 20 7/8 in. (660 x 530 mm.)
    S. 32 3/8 x 26½ in. (822 x 673 mm.)


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