Audubon is not just birds! After finishing his monumental work, The Birds of North America, John James Audubon set his sights on the mammals. Working with his two sons, Victor Gifford and John Woodhouse to complete the paintings, they partnered with Mister John Bachman who contributed text and helped manage the research. Though some scholars say that Audubon’s work on the quadrupeds is inconsistent, most agree that the experience he gained working on the birds allowed a perfection of his technique that gave rise to the pinnacle of his life’s work in the best of these mammals. Princeton Audubon has chosen the best of the best to reproduce in this limited edition collection.
Pictured here is the Grey Fox, one of the most sought-after of all quadrupeds. You may purchase this 21 x 28 inch re-creation masterpiece for $200.
Original Audubon Octavo White Ibis
6 x 9 inches
Original Audubon Octavo Great White Egret
6 x 9 inches
Birds of a Feather - A special offer
Displayed together, these magnificent prints make a statement!
Princeton Snowy Owl - Rare Print Gyrfalcon
Each sells for $1,200. Purchase as a set for $1,950.
Both measure about 27 x 39
An exceptional offer ...
Today we are featuring the reduced size Princeton Essex New-York Historical Society Edition. This vibrant composition of the Louisiana Heron measures 19 x 23 inches, roughly corresponding to the paper size of Audubon's quadrupeds. 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." Please visit Gallery 3for a very special offer on purchasing any two of these prints. They also include the Great Blue Heron, The Hooping Crane, and the Roseate Spoonbill. Want all five? Begin your collection of Audubon fine art with this exceptional offer ... All four prints - just $500!
Plate 81 - Osprey or Fish Hawk. More info about this magnificent print in Gallery 2. This is a limited edition of only 500 worldwide, and has what we call wall presence! Measuring about 29 x 39 incredibly detailed inches.
John James Audubon's Birds of America - "A different course of representation."
"Having studied drawing for a short while in my youth under good masters, I felt a great desire to make choice of a style more particularly adapted to the imitation of feathers than the drawings in water colours that I had been in the habit of seeing, and moreover, to complete a collection not only valuable to the scientific class, but pleasing to every person, by adopting a different course of representation from the mere profile-like cut figures, given usually in works of that kind."
Princeton prints in Gallery 1are also 'a different course of representation' as they are the world's only direct-camera capture Audubon double elephantlithographs, far beyond common reproductions and are said to be simply the finest Birds of America prints ever produced! Observations.Investing? Princeton purchased the actual originals and then physically centered them in the re-creation process. "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. "True prints, incredible olors, great paper! Simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever produced." William Steiner, print collector and author of Audubon Prints: A Collector's Guide To Every Edition. "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. Princetons are displayed by The Royal Society of London, of which Audubon was a Fellow, in their International Science Conference Center. Now that's a jolly good recommendation! More reviews. You can feather your own nest with these same prints. But hurry. These are limited edition prints (500 or 1500) and they are nearing the end of the edition limit.
If you can't find the original. purchase a Princeton!
Invest in the past! 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.
Gallery 1 The premier edition of all Audubon fine art reproductions. View all 35
The difference is in the detail. Click these details from Gallery 1 to expand.
Below: Baltimore Oriole detail
Gallery 2 offers the finest of todays archival pigment print editions - The Rare Print Edition. These 26 prints are also double elephants and can thus be displayed alongside any Princeton from Gallery 1.
Gallery 3 presents the reduced-size four set Essex Edition.
Gallery 4contains 16 magnificent Imperial Quadruped prints
NEW! Gallery 5 Not for purists. Audubon 2.0, an exciting interpretation of Audubon's work. Introductory price $2,000 each!
Our guarantee. We absolutely guarantee your full and complete satisfaction! Simply return the prints for any reason within 14 days of their delivery in original packaging for a full refund of your purchase price.
Feather your nest with this limited time offer! Purchase one print from Gallery 1and choose a second of equal or lesser cost from Gallery 1at no additional charge! The prints found in Gallery 1 are from the premier edition of Audubon prints -The Princeton Audubon Double Elephant Edition. You may also choose as your second pick any two from our Essex Edition prints in Gallery 3. Simply enter your second pick in the message box at checkout. You may also order by phone at 908-510-1621.