5 December 2006
AUDUBON, John James. Six of Audubon's artist's brushes. Mounted in a green silk portfolio with label 'Audubon relics.' [Laid-in:] The Monthly American Journal of Geology. Vol. I, no. 12. Philadelphia, 1831. Containing Audubon's letter to G.W. Featherstonhaugh concerning his visit to Charleston. Provenance: Mrs. Grace Phillips Johnson (1877-1972, her sale Christie's New York, 26 May 1977, lot 104).
The present group of paintbrushes constitutes what may be the only such relic from Audubon in private hands.
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