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The Carolina Parrot

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.

PRINCETON AUDUBON EDITION CAROLINA PARROT

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Princeton Audubon Limited. We invite you to invest in what Audubon author William Steiner calls "...simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever produced." Between 1827 and 1838 John James Audubon produced his original life-size (double elephant) Birds of America. Princeton Audubon Limited purchased these originals in order to accurately reproduce them same-size, these being the world's only direct-camera capture fine art lithographs. Princetons are far beyond common reproductions.The prestigious Royal Society of London, where Audubon himself served as a Fellow, chose Princeton prints for permanent display.That's a jolly good recommendation!  Martha Stewart Living asked to frame and display our Snowy Owl. 

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

"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.  More reviews.

Princetons in Gallery 1 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 reproducing 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, The Detroit Institute of Arts and many more.


Carolina Parrot- Princeton Audubon Double Elephant Edition •Double elephant (life size - 26 1/4 x 38) •Limited edition of 1500. •Pencil-numbered and embossed with the Princeton Audubon Limited seal. •Up to 11 color plates used. •Specially developed fade-proof inks. Absolute color fidelity to the actual original. •Printed on a 300 line. •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. Absolutely the finest print of this parrot ever produced from John James Audubon's originals.

This print is based on a painting composed in Louisiana about 1825 and inscribed at the lower right:  "The upper Specimen was shot near Bayou Sarah and appeared so uncommon having 14 Tail feathers all 7 sizes distinct and firmly affixed in 14 different receptacles that I drew it more to verify one of those astonishing fits of Nature than any thing else-it was a female-The Green headed [a young bird] is also a singular although not so uncommon a Variety as the above one-Louisianna-December-J.J. Audubon."

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."


ORDERING & GUARANTEE:

Order here online, or by phone - 908.510.1621, or by e-mail - audubonart@aol.com
Enter coupon code PRINCETON at checkout for an additional discount.

You may also purchase our prints from The New York Times online store, The Key West Audubon Gallery, The New York Historical Society, and The Taylor Clark Gallery in Baton Rouge.

GUARANTEE: Return prints in original condition in original packaging within 14 days of delivery for a complete refund!

Just a small detail. Note the actual size birds.