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Audubon, John James (1785-1851) Belted Kingfisher , Plate 77.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
292
Sold for:
$7,380$6,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Audubon, John James (1785-1851) Belted Kingfisher, Plate 77. [from] The Birds of America, Edinburgh: Havell, 1831. Double elephant folio sheet, engraved and hand-colored, printed on wove paper with dated 1831 J. Whatman watermark, some spotting, slight rippling, color better in the birds than in the background (background faded), colors on the fish being swallowed faded, framed, 38 1/2 x 25 3/4 in.
Estimate $8,000-12,000


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Keywords

Belted kingfisher, Birds in art, Culture, Faded, Foolscap folio, Havell family, Kingfisher, Paper, The Birds of America, Visual arts, Watermark, Wove paper

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