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American White Pelican. Click image for more information. $1,200
Got an eye for fine art?
The difference is in the detail. As you examine the area above the beak of this American White Pelican, incline your screen back and forth until you see what appear to be small dabs of black ink. While most reproductions will simply instead show a smooth wash of black, we have produced an actual document of the original. The 'dabs' are actually evidence of the aquatinting process used by Audubon's engraver, Robert Havell, in his London shop. Acid was used to create minute depressions in the copper plate, like tiny reservoirs where black ink would later settle. When then pressed into the paper, the result was exactly what you see in this example.
Unlike the production of any other Audubon edition in the world, Princeton purchased the actual originals and physically utilized them in creating these absolutely accurate Double Elephant or same size documents. Princetons 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.
Extinct Carolina Parrot. Click image for more information. $1,200
Audubon collector and author Bill Steiner regarding Princetons, "True prints, great color, incredible detail. ... simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever produced."
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.
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Pileated Woodpecker. $1,200 Info.
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