Audubon collector and author Bill Steiner regarding Princetons, "True prints, great color, incredible detail. ... simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever produced."
The premier Audubon edition.
Princeton Audubon Flamingo. Info. $1,200
"They are true prints, great paper, incredible detail and true colors. They are simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever made!" William Steiner, Audubon 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, co-owner of Philadelphia Print Shop and guest appraiser on PBS Antiques Roadshow
"With their astounding detail, definition, and color, the Princeton direct-camera facsimiles have long set the standard in Audubon Birds of America lithographs." Louise Mirrer, current Director, The New-York Historical Society
"...the quality of the reproductions reflects precisely the extraordinary state of the art craftsmanship Princeton Polychrome Press has consistently engendered since its inception." Theodore S. Amussen, Former director of publications and editor-in-chief, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (Editor's note: Princeton Polychrome Press is the predecessor to Princeton Audubon Limited)
"The Princeton Collection represents a remarkable example of historic accuracy and beauty. No other modern Audubon edition gives collectors the quality and value of the Princeton edition. Audubon himself would no doubt be impressed by the superior workmanship in each print."-Glen Mullen, Gallery Manager, Audubon House & Gallery, Key West, FL.
Historical note: Since Audubon portrayed each bird life size, the larger birds often had to be drawn in unusual positions to fit on the largest copper engraving plates then available, approximately 27 x 39 inches. When setting forth on this great project, Audubon wrote ... "...nothing, after all, could ever answer my enthusiastic desires to represent nature, except to copy her in her own way, alive and moving!" This is the great appeal of Audubon prints. John James Audubon's compositions are LIFE SIZE AND filled with the drama of life, or as he himself put it ..."alive and moving!"
Princeton White Pelican. Info. $1200
"Even the name is strange."
Interesting quote from Audubon's youth ... "Today I saw the swiftest skater I ever beheld; backwards and forwards he went like the wind, even leaping over large air holes fifteen or more feet across, and continuing to skate without an instant’s delay. I was told he was a young Frenchman, and this evening I met him at a ball, where I found his dancing exceeded his skating; all the ladies wished him as partner; moreover a handsomer man I never saw, his eyes alone command attention; even his name, Audubon, is strange to me.” — David Pawling, Mill Grove, PA; January, 1805, on 19-year-old John J. Audubon
Double Elephant Cafe
Double elephant (full-size) Birds of America prints. Princeton Editions (PE) and Rare Print Editions (RP). These are the premier editions of Audubon re-creations. All measure approx. 27 x 39 inches.
Editions of 750
Measure 21 x 28
Reduced size prints
Editions of 1,000 or 2500
Watercolor Study Edition 16 x 24
Audubon is not just birds!
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Now nearly sold out, the Princeton Pileated Woodpecker is likely the finest Audubon reproduction of any image in any edition. Its detail and color are simply breathtaking! Click the image for more information.