John James Audubon's Birds of America Fine Art

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John James Audubon's
Featuring the unique Princeton Audubon Double Elephant Edition, the world's only direct-camera capture Audubon fine art lithographs!

"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 RoadshowMore reviews ... Check todays Basement.

Above: Small sample of Essex Edition Louisiana Heron, a popular reduced-size print. See it in Gallery 3. 

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Great Blue Heron, Rare Print Edition, app. 28 x 39 inches. $1,800. Gallery 2

 

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Welcome to Princeton Audubon!  We are celebrating our 30th year. Please enjoy your visit. If you will be purchasing our unique prints, please enter the coupon code PRINCETON in the coupon box at checkout for current promotions and discounts. If using the Paypal option, enter code before choosing Paypal checkout.

 

Princetons are the world's only full-size Audubon re-creations produced through a direct-camera capture of detail, the absolute highest standardWe did not make copies of copies, but copies of originals, as we purchased the actual originals and physically used them to produce prints of such quality that one Audubon print expert writes ...

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

 


Princetons - The real deal in Audubon fine art. Enlarge these partial details ... 

Then view our galleries to view the whole picture!

From left: Prairie Wolf, Pileated Woodpecker, Baltimore Oriole, Pileated Woodpecker, Purple Heron.

Prairie Wolf, from John James Audubon's Quadrupeds. Click on Gallery 4 to see these Imperial sized fine art prints. These measure 21 x 28 inches on Somerset paper imported from England. Yes, Audubon is not just birds! This is just a small detail from Audubon's plate # 111, The Pileated Woodpecker. This print is likely the finest Audubon reproduction of any image in any edition.  The coloring in this print is outstanding, The Baltimore Oriole. Detail from the stunning Pileated Woodpecker, Audubon's plate # 111. Attention grabber! This print will arrest the attention of your guests. The focal point is the legs. The Purple Heron. 

Audubon's plate # 121, The Snowy Owl. The Red-shouldered Hawk.   Audubon's print of The Columbia Jay. Pinnated Grous. This is the only print where Audubon himself painted all three elements, the bird, the flora, and the background. Usually he had assistants complete the print after he painted the bird. The Carolina Parrot. Audubon's plate # 26. Simply stunning.

Above: Snowy Owl, Red-shouldered Hawk, Columbia Jay, Pinnated Grous, Carolina Parrot.

Below: Brown Pelican, Long-legged Avocet, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Carolina Turtledove, Flamingo

    

    

Black Duck, Black & Yellow Warbler, Bonaparte Flycatcher, Great Carolina Wren, Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Below: Columbian Hummingbird, Painted Bunting, House Wren, Blue Yellow-backed Warbler, Blue Crane

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 Carolina Parrot # 26

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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.

Have you noticed the letters F.R.S at the bottom of Audubon originals. These stand for Fellow, Royal Society.  Audubon was proud to be a Fellow of The Royal Society of London. We also are pleased that nearly 200 years later, this Society chose Princeton prints to display in their International Science Conference Center. We think that is a  Jolly good recommendation!  Right: Loon, Gallery 2.

 


Prairie Wolf, from John James Audubon's Quadrupeds. Click on Gallery 4 to see these Imperial sized fine art prints. These measure 21 x 28 inches on Somerset paper imported from England. Yes, Audubon is not just birds!

Audubon is not just birds! From the prowling Prairie Wolf to the camouflaged Fawn, Grey Rabbit or Grey Fox, the mammals are a celebration of the diversity of life. Like the birds, this was a groundbreaking work. They discovered several new species, most notably the black-footed ferret. They were among the first to paint the animals in their natural surroundings. The landscapes and accompanying flora and fauna are often as spectacular as the primary subject. The family groups and animal behavior is instructive and inspiring.

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Princeton (Double elephant) Purple Heron. more information 

Regular retail $1,200. Mint condition. Edition of 1500. World's only direct-camera capture Audubon fine art lithograph. Actual original was purchased in order to accurately produce this edition. Archival paper and inks.

SALE TODAY $800 from Gallery 1 


Princeton (Double elephant) American Flamingo.  more information

Regular retail $1,200. Mint condition. 26 1/4 x 39 1/4. Edition of 1500. World's only direct-camera capture Audubon fine art lithograph. Actual original was purchased in order to accurately produce this edition. Archival paper and inks.  "They are true prints, great paper, incredible detail and true colors. They are simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever made!"  William Steiner.


The difference is in the detail!

Actual original Audubon prints were purchased, generally from Sotheby's, and then physically utilized in producing these spectacular prints, making Princetons absolutely accurate documents of the antique originals with a physical connection to those done by Audubon's own hand.

Here is an example of the detail you will see in a Princeton print. At the end of this paragraph you may click on the link for "detail."   When this detail is displayed on a pc or laptop screen, incline your screen back and forth as you focus on the area above the beak of the pelican. Instead of a smooth wash of black which is seen in other reproductions, you will see what appear to be many small dabs of black. While these are not shown on other reproductions, they do appear on the originals. You see, Audubon's engraver, Robert Havell, used chemicals to etch minute depressions in the smooth copper plates. These depressions would later accept ink, and when the paper was pressed against it and pulled off the plates, these minute dabs appeared. Princeton prints, being the end result of a physical, photographic transfer of detail, are exact documents of the originals. While other reproductions are less expensively produced, you can be certain that your Princeton print is an absolutely accurate document of the original. Here is the detail. 

Printed on heavy Mohawk paper that is recommended by the Library of Congress for archives, the paper is specially toned to match the average paper color of the 180-year-old antique originals. Each print is stamped with the Princeton seal in the lower right, and pencil-numbered in the lower left denoting its limited edition. If you would like these markings to appear only on the Certificate of Authenticity, please enter your request in the message box at checkout. You may order using our secure cart or by phone at 908-510-1621, or through The Taylor Clark Audubon Gallery in Baton Rouge or through The Key West Audubon Gallery, or through The New-York Historical Society or through The New York Times.

FRAMING OPTIONS: We do not frame prints, however when you purchase our prints through The New York Times online store, you may there choose a reasonable framing option. You may also purchase our prints through The Taylor Clark Gallery. (TIP: They are working off an inventory of our prints received prior to a regular limited edition price increase, so you may get a good price while their supply lasts) This gallery provides superb frames. But generally we advise our clients to bring their print to a local framer along with a picture of the wall where it will be displayed, in order to have the framer match not only the print but the display setting. We also suggest conservation framing. For the prints with a darker background, such as the American White Pelican and the Snowy Owl, we suggest a soft accent lamp. Beaded wood frames set of the prints very well. The Pileated Woodpecker is stunning in a dark black frame.

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Essex (Reduced-size) Great Blue Heron

Click image for enlarged view. Regular retail $250. Mint condition. Measures 17 1/2 x 26 inches. Edition of 1000. Produced by special permission of The New-York Historical Society.  Reduced size prints on exceptional quality Essex paper. The paper is coated so that the ink "stands up" and gives a layered look. These are the highest quality prints you can obtain in this popular size. This same image is also available in the folio size, or double elephant size. You may view it in Gallery 2.

SALE TODAY $150


Essex (Reduced-size) Roseate Spoonbill 

Regular retail $250. Mint condition. Measures 19 x 23 inches. Edition of 2500. Audubon wrote "The Roseate Spoonbill is found for the most part along the marshy and muddy borders of estuaries, the mouths of rivers, ponds, or sea islands or keys partially overgrown with bushes, and perhaps still more commonly along the shores of those singular salt-water bayous. Also available in folio size in Gallery 2.

SALE TODAY $150


Essex (Reduced-size) Louisiana Heron 

Regular retail $250. Mint condition. Measures 19 x 23 inches. Edition of 2500.  Produced by special permission of The New-York Historical Society.  Reduced size prints on exceptional quality Essex paper.  The paper is coated so that the ink "stands up" and gives a layered look. These are the highest quality prints you can obtain in this popular size.

SALE TODAY $150


Essex (Reduced-size) Hooping Crane

Regular retail $250. Mint condition. 17 1/2 x 26 inches. Edition of 1000.  Produced by special permission of The New-York Historical Society.  Reduced size prints on exceptional quality Essex paper.  The paper is coated so that the ink "stands up" and gives a layered look. These are the highest quality prints you can obtain in this popular size. This impressive image is also available in folio size, or double elephant size, and can be seen in Gallery 2.

SALE TODAY $150


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