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    Townsend's Shrew Mole

    John James Audubon. Scalops Townsendii - Plate CXLV (Bowen Edition). Lithograph of Townsend's Shrew Mole, hand-colored by J.T. Bowen and dated 1848, from the imperial folio edition of Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia: 1845-1848). Light edge wear, small edge tears, minor paper loss in lower two corners, discolored line across upper and lower borders, small holograph pencil letters and numbers in upper right corner, small pieces of tape on verso; else in very good condition. Approximately 28 x 22 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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    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    5th Wednesday
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