Top Rated Seller. Elephant folio … Revised edition with update by Susanne N. Low. Price $3,150.00. New York, 2004, Vedder, Lee A. John James Audubon and the Birds of America: A Visionary Achievement in Ornithological Art. Haley & Steele … The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. 10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Under £10,000, The Hypnotic Allure of the AI Art Generator, Escape and Experimentation in Egon Schiele’s 'Trieste Fishing Boat', The Birds of America from Original Drawings by John James Audubon, 18 December 2019 | 3:30 PM EST | New York, Selby is the Senior Vice President, International Senior Books Specialist, Sotheby's New York. He was granted an audience with the Earl of Derby at Knowsley Hall, site of a famous private menagerie that was to be recorded in lithography by Edward Lear in 1846, and, among many notables, met Sir Walter Scott and ornithologists John Gould, Prideaux John Selby, and William Jardine—the last of whom he would accuse of pirating some of his images and accuse, in a letter to John Bachman, of “encumber[ing] the Whole of God’s Creation with Stuff as little like the objects of the Creator’s formations as the Moon is unto Cheese.”. Lot 1: Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Long-tailed or Dusky Grous. With the final publication of these prints, Audubon established his Birds of America as the definitive portrayal of American birds in realistic settings. So you don't have $12 million to spare? Audubon's Elephant: America's Greatest Naturalist and the Making of "The Birds of America." This may have been just as well, since it is likely that the American publishing industry was not yet technically advanced enough to produce and print the massive engraved plates that Audubon had in mind. T he original edition of the Birds of America is known as the Double Elephant folio. Returning to Louisville, Audubon discovered a talent for portraiture and for a time found steady work. Part 1: Double Elephant Bien.John James Audubon died in 1851. It should read “J. … I sat to, outlined the bird, aided by compasses and My eyes coloured it and finished it. C $41.45. The name Double Elephant was a … Whatman” or “J. In 1805, during his protracted courtship of Lucy, Audubon risked conscription and returned to France to seek his father’s permission to marry, but Captain Audubon insisted that he find a means of supporting himself before he would sanction the union. Description: Long-tailed or Dusky Grous, Plate 361. We explore the most likely options behind the mystery birds. Louisiana Heron Pl 373. Update: When the gavel finally declared the bidding over, this copy of The Birds of America was officially sold for $9.65 million. Authentication of Audubon Prints . Becker, who has personally handled six copies of Audubon’s Birds during his career, says it has been “incredibly rewarding” to work with this one considering the foundation’s plan for the proceeds of the forthcoming sale. At Mill Grove, too, Audubon first developed the techniques that would inform his drawings with such vitality and precision that could be seen, not simply as scientific representations of a species, but as revealing psychological portraits of individuals. The Double Elephant Folio August 18, 2017 From his earliest conception of The Birds of America, Audubon intended that each bird would appear life-sized and, in some cases, alongside plants, wildlife (including other birds), and other environmental elements. J Top Rated Seller. Second Edition Prints by John James Audubon. It was there that I commenced my simple and agreeable studies, with as little concern about the future as if the world had been made for me. In Georgia, the KFF is working with the state’s Department of Natural Resources and the Nature Conservancy to protect the at-risk gopher tortoise through a collaborative effort to buy up 100,000 acres of its habitat. … I must wait patiently until the first Number is finished and Exibit that for although my Drawings are much admired if the work itself was inferior nothing could be done and until I have it I cannot expect many Subscribers. ISBN 10: 051753374X ISBN 13: 9780517533741. CCLVIII. Havell Double Elephant Folio Bien Edition Alecto Restrikes Amsterdam Edition Abbeville Edition Royal Octavo Edition Imperial Quadrupeds (elephant folio) Quadrupeds of North American (octavo) Havell Double Elephant Folio.