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JOHN JAMES AUDUBON'S BIRDS OF AMERICA FINE ART

 

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Princetons in Gallery 1 are the world's only direct-camera capture Audubon double elephant lithographs. They are simply spectacular!  Prints in Gallery 2 are the finest of today's archival pigment editions. Both are full-size. As seen in The New York Times and The Royal Society of London.

Above: Full-size Roseate Spoonbill

Audubon Fine Art Prints

Featuring the world's only direct-camera Audubon lithographs.

  

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Princeton Audubon Limited. We invite you to invest in what Audubon author William Steiner calls "...simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever produced." Princeton double elephants are far beyond common reproductions. Here is a sample - The Princeton Audubon American White Pelican. The actual antique originals were purchased and physically centered in the re-creation process, resulting in absolutely exact documents of the original art. The prestigious Royal Society of London, where Audubon himself served as a Fellow, chose Princeton prints for permanent display.That's a jolly good recommendation!  Martha Stewart Living asked to frame and display our Snowy Owl. Here is our Purple Heron in the offices of The New York Times.

They are true prints, great paper, incredible detail and true colors...simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever produced!" - Bill Steiner, Audubon print collector and author of Audubon Prints: A Collector's Guide To Every Edition.

"Of all the Audubon reproductions, Princetons come the closest in appearance and quality to the originals." Chris Lane, owner of Philadelphia Print Shop West and guest appraiser on PBS Antiques Roadshow.  More reviews.

Princeton Audubon Double Elephant prints in Gallery 1 and Rare Print limited edition giclees in Gallery 2 are same size (facsimile) prints and can be displayed together. An example of this is the Princeton Snowy Owl and the Rare Print Gyrfalcon. These display together most pleasingly. We also offer to our clients reduced size Audubon prints in Gallery 3, such as this beautiful Great Blue HeronAudubon Quadrupeds in Gallery 4, and one of a kind special offers in our Basement. If ordering multiple prints, please take advantage of our special offers.

Between 1827 and 1838 John James Audubon produced his original life-size (double elephant) Birds of America. Princeton Audubon Limited purchased these originals in order to accurately reproduce them same-size, these being the world's only direct-camera capture fine art lithographs.

Princetons in Gallery 1 were produced by the late David Johnson, a Master Printer and collector of Audubon originals who owned the paramount printing company in the country - Princeton Polychrome Press. This company, now sold, achieved an enviable nationwide reputation by reproducing fine art prints for the National Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts and many more.

The difference is the detail!

We have not reproduced copies of copies, but have reproduced the antique originals themselves. The result? Absolute detail. Example: The Pileated Woodpecker in Gallery 1 is likely the finest Audubon reproduction of any image in any edition. Click here to see just one detail.

Today's featured print.

Having a bad day?

The Osprey or Fish Hawk

Life is not a rainbow for this trout! But this is the Style of Audubon. Here in his own words ... "Nothing, after all, could ever answer my enthusiastic desires to represent nature, except to copy her in her own way, alive and moving!" - John James Audubon.

Rare Print Edition of 500 measuring a life-size 28 x 39 inches on very heavy fine art paper.  This print has wall presence!

The Hooping Crane; Got feathers? SALE

There is no other edition in the world of this size and quality. The spectacular Hooping Crane print sells for $250, but you may purchase it today for $125, as well as each of its three companions in Gallery 3.

Princeton Essex New-York Historical Society Edition.

100% rag paper measuring 17 1/2 x 26 inches.

Louise Mirrer, Director of the New-York Historical Society says, "Princeton has faithfully reproduced the N-YHS original engravings in a collector's edition of stunning quality and brilliant color." The specially-made fade-proof inks are pressed upon the absolute finest of all paper, 110# Essex. Essex is a specially made 100% rag, coated paper designed for critical art reproduction. It makes the ink "stand up" in order to faithfully capture the layered look and feel of Audubon's original production. Essex is produced here in America, in New Hampshire, at Monadnock Paper Mills, the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the country. So fine is the Essex paper that we have taken the unusual step of highlighting this fact in the name of our new edition.

Louisiana Heron Roseate Spoonbill Great Blue Heron


The Brown Pelican. View entire print.

Princeton Audubon Double Elephant Edition, 26 1/4 x 39 1/4.  $1,200

Audubon probably drew this adult pelican in the Florida Keys in April or May 1832. Landscape artist, George Lehman, painted the mangrove limb.

The brown pelican is a ponderous bird, but with its six-and-one-half-food wingspread has a powerful flight which it alternates with short glides.  The bird carries a large pouch under its lower bill and has an appetite for fish as large as the pouch.   American children learn of the brown pelican through a well known bit of doggerel that begins:  "What a wonderful bird is the pelican-Its beak can hold more than its belly can,..."

A long line of these birds flapping and sailing, often in unison, is a familiar coastal sight.  When fishing, the birds fly aloft, spot the schools of fish, then head downwind, pull back their wings, and plunge beak-first with a grand splash.  Audubon wrote:  "The brown pelicans are as well aware of the time of each return of the tide, as the most watchful pilots.  Though but a short time before they have been sound asleep, yet without bell or other warning, they suddenly open their eyelids, and all leave their roosts, the instant when the waters...resume their motion."