Audubon's Boat-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus Major from the 1860 Bien Edition of Birds of America

    John James Audubon. Boat-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus Major, Vieill. Male 1. Female 2. Live Oak - Quercus virens. [No plate number visible]. Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon. New York: Chromolithography by J. Bien, 1860. Chromolithographed plate from the excellent first reprint of the famed double-elephant folio edition of Audubon's The Birds of America. Approximate plate size: 38.5 x 26.5 inches. A lovely image of two Boat-tailed Grackles perched in an oak tree. Very faint marginal toning, some repairs on verso, all edges chipped or with small holes (not affecting image). Fair. From the estate of Scott and Stuart Gentling.

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    The original plate was taken after Audubon's original life-size watercolor drawing - this chromolithograph reprint manages to capture virtually all of the brilliance of the hand-colored original. This plate has not been examined out of the frame. (It is matted, framed and glazed.)

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    April, 2013
    10th Wednesday
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