Pelican Watercolor by J.J. Audubonon Jan 20, 2017 at 4:08 pm
John James Audubon is well known for his work The Birds of America published from 1827 to 1838. During his expedition along the Mississippi River, he studied, documented, and illustrated a total of 471 birds. Audubon's works were later printed in a collection the Fifty Best by the New York Historical Society and in later years, the Watercolors.
Printed with archival pigments on 100% rag watercolor paper, these prints directly capture the Audubon’s hand. Each image is individually sized to match the exact dimensions of the original painting. This is an actual-size first edition printing of the watercolors and will assume an important position among the collectible editions of Audubon’s work.
The New-York Historical Society Edition of Audubon’s watercolors is limited to 200 sets, which coincides with the same number of folios that Audubon produced for the Havell Edition of hand-colored engravings.
The hand-made frame in which the pelican is floating on hand-wrapped fabric features elegant carving, a beautiful gold lip and a rugged finish.