Welcome to Princeton Audubon Limited!|
you for your visit!)
Unlike any other Audubon edition in the world,
Princeton purchased the actual originals, physically utilizing them in
creating 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
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, and The Detroit Institute of Arts. Using the
direct-camera technique that he pioneered, along with oversized Kodak film
with its infinite retention of detail, he produced what Audubon author Bill
Steiner calls, "... simply the finest Audubon
facsimiles ever produced."
- The world's only
Double Elephant folio
- Limited editions 500-1500.
- Individually pencil-numbered and embossed with the Princeton Audubon
- Up to 11 color plates used.
- Specially developed fade-proof inks. Absolute color fidelity to the
- Printed on a 300 line.
- Life-size, 26 1/4 x 39 1/4.
- Very heavy archival paper which is recommended by the Library of
Congress for archives and is specially toned to match the actual color
of the antique originals.
- Registered to purchaser.
- As seen in New York Times
- As permanently displayed at The Royal Society of London, to which
Audubon belonged as a Fellow.
"...of all the
full-size facsimiles of Audubon's prints, those from Princeton Audubon
Limited come the closest in appearance and quality to the originals.
Combining this with their very reasonable cost make the Princeton Audubon
facsimiles winners for those looking to acquire some of the most dramatic
American natural history images ever produced."
Lane, Philadelphia/Denver Print Shop, Art appraiser for The Antiques
Princetons are the world's only full-size Audubon re-creations produced
capture of detail, the absolute highest standard. Actual original
Audubon prints were purchased, generally from Sotheby's, and then physically
utilized in producing these spectacular prints, making Princetons actual
documents of the antique originals, having a physical connection to those
done by Audubon's own hand. Princeton folio size prints measure 26 1/4
x 39 1/4 inches, which is the actual trim size of the existing double
elephants, this being the most common measurement after binding holes on the
originals were trimmed away. 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 accompanied with a corresponding Certificate of
Authenticity showing the embossed seal of Princeton Audubon Limited, and the
edition number. Unless otherwise requested by the purchaser, each
print itself is also embossed with the Princeton seal in the lower right,
and pencil-numbered in the lower left with the edition number, denoting its
limited edition. These are the real deal in Audubon fine art.