• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785-1851)
    BY WILLIAM HOME LIZARS (1788-1859)
    AND ROBERT HAVELL (1793-1878)

    Great American Hen & Young. Vulgo, Female Wild Turkey (Plate VI)
    Meleagris gallopavo
    Variant 2

    Price Realised  

    AFTER JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785-1851)
    BY WILLIAM HOME LIZARS (1788-1859)
    AND ROBERT HAVELL (1793-1878)
    Great American Hen & Young. Vulgo, Female Wild Turkey (Plate VI)
    Meleagris gallopavo
    Variant 2
    engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, circa 1829, on J Whatman Turkey Mill watermark 1828, trimmed just within the platemark, the colors slightly attenuated, pale light- and time staining, minor surface soiling, pale stains and a few short tears and minor losses in places at the sheet edges (a few made-up or repaired), a small unobtrusive abrasion near the lower right sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, framed
    S. 25¾ x 38¼ in. (654 x 972 mm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM NORTON AUDUBON HOSPITAL
    LOTS 1-42