25 June 2004
Passenger Pigeon (Plate 62)
Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius
Engraved by R. Havell, Junr. Printed & Coloured by R. Havell, Senr. London__1829.
Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J Whatman Turkey Mill dated 1828, a few pale foxmarks, traces of surface soiling and handling creases in the margins, a few short tears at the upper margin edge, and one at the bottom and right margins, respectively, two soft creases through the plate, otherwise in very good condition.
Plate: 26 x 20 5/8 in. (660 x 523 mm)
Sheet: 39½ x 26½ in. (1003 x 673 mm)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Looking back on a week of auctions featuring masterworks representing some of the greatest collections assembled in the United States
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, to be offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism this November at Christie’s London.