JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER) | GREAT BLUE HERON (PLATE CCXI)
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (AFTER)
GREAT BLUE HERON (PLATE CCXI)
Hand-colored aquatint, engraving, and etching, 1834, by R. Havell, on wove paper with the J Whatman 1836 watermark, framed
sheet: 981 by 665 mm 38⅝ by 26⅛ in
With margins, the print is in good condition apart from faint mat-stain, slightly darker at mat opening, and the colors are very slightly attenuated. Occasional minor creases, including a few soft diagonal creases near the subject's head, and a few spots of pale surface soiling. (Faint discoloration and a few pale mottled fox marks on the verso, showing through very slightly in the unprinted areas. A few remnants of paper tape at the sheet edges on the verso. The disbound edge uneven and with a few nicks and stitch holes.)
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