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Featuring The Princeton Double Elephant Edition.
The world's only direct-camera folio fine art prints. Audubon collector and author Bill Steiner regarding Princetons, "True prints, great color, incredible detail. ... simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever produced."
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Please note: Audubon type pictures are available throughout the Internet. We only offer our clients Audubon fine art, particularly the Princeton Double Elephant Edition. Actual originals were purchased and physically used in the production process of these investment grade works of art. Many now nearly sold out.
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GUARANTEE: If you wish to exchange or return your print for a full refund of the purchase price, excluding shipping, simply return the print in the same shipping material within 14 days of delivery to you.
FRAMING: We do not frame prints. However, we can ship your print directly to your framer. You may also purchase selections of our prints through The New York Times online store where framing options are available at a reasonable cost. We also can recommend the very best framers and they can ship the framed print to you.
SHIPPING: We generally ship the same day or the day following your order. Overnight shipping is available. If you provide your email address, we will have FedEx send you the tracking number.
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Unlike the production of any other Audubon edition in the world, Princeton Audubon Limited purchased the originals and through their physical use produced the magnificent Princeton Double Elephant Edition, the world's only direct-camera folio fine art prints of these historic images. These are absolutely accurate documents of the actual originals. We also offer the finest of today's archival pigment prints, The Rare Prints Editions. These are double elephant sized and can be displayed together with our Princeton Double Elephant Edition.
Don't forget to check out our Basement where you can find some great deals on prints with very minor handling creases! These are not mint, but they should be!. Any imperfection is only at the very edge of the paper, well outside the image area. Save hundreds! Same money-back guarantee applies as it does with all other prints. Can't lose!
NEWS: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill adds Princeton Audubon Prints to its collection. UNC, through its fine Wilson Library, has recently acquired a full collection of Princeton prints. There are many museums and institutions that hold Princetons, since Princetons are far beyond mere reproductions. These are living, historic documents in that they are absolutely exact re-creations of actual Audubon originals.
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This is Chicheley Hall, a 300 year old estate in Buckinghamshire, England, and it is the home of the International Science Conference Center of The Royal Society of London. Audubon was a fellow of this Society. You will notice the letters F.R.S at the bottom of all Audubon originals. These stand for Fellow, Royal Society. This Society chose Princeton prints to display along with their own Audubon originals. A jolly good recommendation! More.
The difference is in the detail. Enlarge and 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 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.
Make your walls sing!
This is just a small detail of the Great Carolina Wren, our favorite composition. Most folks will only see one bird at first glance when looking at the entire print. We think a beaded wooden frame with very minimal matting sings volumes!
Historical note: Since Audubon portrayed each bird life size, the larger birds often had to be drawn in feeding 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!"