CLOSE SECONDS - Prints with very minor edge creases
As we clear out our archives we have a number of prints with absolutely minor flaws. These may have tiny creases or cuts at the very edges of the paper. We will send you a picture of the area in question upon request. None extend more than 1/2 inch from the edge of the paper. Some are just tiny folds at a corner. All of these flaws are barely visible and all would be covered by even the smallest amount of matting when framed. Please be advised that none of these flaws would affect the resale value of the prints as they are viewed as handling creases. We however cannot sell them as mint quality. You get the same Certificate of Authenticity with the Princeton seal and edition number, and also the same money back guarantee as with all our prints. So these are exceptional deals and we encourage you to browse this list first.
These will appear as CS (Close seconds) followed by the name of the print on your invoice.
Click on links below for information only about the prints. We will send you a picture of the actual flaw if requested.
Begin your collection like Audubon did. With watercolors!
Shown here with margins cropped, these seven prints are reproductions of Audubon's watercolor studies, the first step toward his original engravings later completed by Robert Havell in London. We reproduced these images directly from the offices of The New-York Historical Society, which holds the remaining original watercolors. Interestingly, the compositions held by this society are not all actual Audubon originals but replacements, as many of his first compositions were destroyed. Of the ones presently existing, Audubon usually painted the bird, and had assistants later add in the flora and the background. The paper for these beautiful reproductions measures 16 x 24 inches. Image size varies. Purchase the set of seven shown here for $200.