Lot 493
  • 493

John James Audubon (After)

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 USD
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Description

  • John James Audubon (after)
  • Purple Heron (Plate CCLVI)
  • hand-colored etching engraving and aquatint on wove paper
  • sheet: 628 by 937 mm 24 3/4 by 36 7/8 in
Hand-colored aquatint, engraving and etching, 1835, by R. Havell, on wove paper with the J Whatman 1834 watermark

Condition

With margins. The sheet is backed with wove paper. There is are a few repaired losses on either side of the heron in full plumage, and several repaired tears in the sheet edges, some extending slightly into the image, all with white in-painting.The colors are slightly attenuated. Faint light and mat-stain. A few tiny fox marks and spots of thinner paper visible when light passes through the sheet.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.