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    Audubon's Ferret Preparing to Steal Eggs

    John James Audubon. Putorius Nigripes - Plate XCIII (Bowen Edition). Lithograph of the Black Footed Ferret, hand-colored by J.T. Bowen and dated 1846, from the imperial folio edition of Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia: 1845-1848). Light edge wear, corner bends, minor paper loss in left border, staining and soiling in the lower left corner and lower margin, darkened strip of residue along upper edge from previous mounting or matting, tape and small ink number stamp on verso, else in very good condition. Approximately 27 x 21.5 inches.
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    John James Audubon (1785-1851), the Haitian-born Frenchman who spent most of his life in the United States, is, without question, the greatest and most influential painter of birds in the history of ornithological illustration. Audubon's last work was The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, a study of mammals published in both an imperial folio format by J. T. Bowen as well as an octavo edition by Lockwood & Co. Not only was Audubon a superb wildlife painter, but he also contributed significantly to the study of bird anatomy and behavior. John James Audubon's influential and groundbreaking work occupies a monumental place of honor in the pantheon of ornithological and natural history art.



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    August, 2015
    5th Wednesday
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