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DescriptionJohn James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)
Louisiana Heron (No. 44, Plate CCXVII) from The Birds of America
Engraving with etching, aquatint, and hand-coloring
20-7/8 x 26-1/4 inches (53.0 x 66.7 cm) (plate)
24-3/4 x 30-3/8 inches (62.9 x 77.1 cm) (sheet)
Engraved, printed, and colored by R. Havell & Son, London
Private collection, Oyster Bay, New York;
By descent to the current owner.
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000.
Laid down on board; matburn with toning along edges; light discoloration throughout; moderate foxing; approx. 1/2 inch tear lower center, two small losses at upper right edge; gesso through bottom margin, possibly repair tear or crease; 4 small white spots at center top; 2 inch tear center right edge; framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 31.5 X 36 Inches
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