25 June 2004
Black-throated Guillemot. Nobbled-billed Auk. Curled-crested Auk. Horned-billed Guillemot (Plate CCCCII)
Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus. Least Auklet, Aethia pusilla. Crested Auklet, Aethia cristatella. Rhinoceros Auklet, Cerorhinca monocerata
Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J Whatman dated 1837, some pale marginal soiling, some pale foxing at top of image background and top margin, short tear on right margin, otherwise in fine condition.
Plate: 18½ x 27 9/16 in. (470 x 700 mm)
Sheet: 26 1/8 x 39¼ in. (663 x 998 mm)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Explore a breathtaking array of Impressionist and modern art, to be offered in our forthcoming 20th Century Week auctions from 15–22 June.
Why this iconic piece, offered in New York on 20 June, represented a 'moment of profound transition’ for its creator — and for furniture design itself