We sell Audubon originals; the exceptional Rare Print Edition; and what are said to be the "finest Audubon prints ever produced" - The Princeton Audubon Edition.
Originals: Imperial Quadrupeds, Octavo Birds, Octavo Quadrupeds, Matted
We are offering several prints from Gallery 1 today at greatly reduced prices, as we prepare to roll out our new website. Don't miss this unique opportunity to own Audubon Birds of America fine art prints. See below.
Thank you for visiting Princeton Audubon Limited, and thank you for 30 years of Audubon collecting! We invite you to invest in fine art from calmer times - the works of John James Audubon. Princeton double elephants in Gallery 1 are far beyond common reproductions. The actual antique originals were purchased and physically utilized in the re-creation process, resulting in absolutely exact documents of the original art. The Rare Print Edition in Gallery 2 is the finest of todays modern archival pigment print editions.
Princeton Audubon double elephant prints in Gallery 1 and Rare Print giclees in Gallery 2 are same size (facsimile) prints and can be displayed together. We also offer our clients several reduced size Audubon prints in Gallery 3. View Audubon Quadrupeds in Gallery 4, and one of a kind offers in our Basement.
Guarantee: Return prints in original condition and packaging within 14 days of delivery for a complete refund.
"Of all the Audubon reproductions, Princetons come the closest in appearance and quality to the originals." Chris Lane, Philadelphia Print Shop West 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, Director, The New-York Historical Society
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The Carolina Parrot
Plate 26, $1,200
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26 1/4 x 38 inches, archival paper and inks.
This print is based on a painting composed in Louisiana about 1825 and inscribed at the lower right: "The upper Specimen was shot near Bayou Sarah and appeared so uncommon having 14 Tail feathers all 7 sizes distinct and firmly affixed in 14 different receptacles that I drew it more to verify one of those astonishing fits of Nature than any thing else-it was a female-The Green headed [a young bird] is also a singular although not so uncommon a Variety as the above one-Louisianna-December-J.J. Audubon."
Audubon wrote of these parakeets, "The woods are the habitation best fitted for them, and there the richness of their plumage, their beautiful mode of flight, and even their screams, afford welcome intimation that our darkest forests and most sequestered swamps are not destitute of charms." In later years he was to write: "Our Parakeets are rapidly diminishing in number, and in some districts, where twenty-five years ago they were plentiful, scarcely any are now to be seen."
This gorgeous bird is now extinct. And little wonder. Its plumage could be sold for millinery, and it was prized as a cage bird both here and abroad. To make matters worse, since it was considered excellent eating and was destructive to a variety of cultivated crops, it was relentlessly destroyed by man.