BigFeathers.com - World-class Double Elephant Audubon Prints - 908.510.1621

AUDUBON PRINTS - BIRDS OF AMERICA & QUADRUPED FINE ART - Contact

Princeton Audubon Ltd., As seen in The New York Times & Royal Society of London!

                      FEATHER YOUR NEST!

View your cart

Welcome to Princeton Audubon!  

The Snowy Heron

In the early spring of 1832, Audubon and his assistant George Lehman stayed at the home of John Bachman in Charleston, South Carolina. Audubon wrote of the thousands of snowy egrets that had arrived there by March 25 and “were seen in the marshes and rice fields, all in full plumage.” Soon he painted this magnificent egret, while Lehman added the landscape of a rice plantation in the Carolina low country.

PRINCETON AUDUBON EDITION SNOWY HERON

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.


Snowy Heron - Princeton Audubon Double Elephant Edition •Double elephant (life size - 26 1/4 x 39 1/4) •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 heron ever produced from John James Audubon's originals.

Princetons began with the purchase of the actual originals which were physically used in the production process. A giant camera with film the same size as the print took a direct-capture picture of the original, and this image was transferred directly to the metal printing plates. There are no other Audubon facsimiles which match the quality of Princeton prints.

Known to the plume hunters as the “Little Snowy,” the bird was adorned in breeding season with delicate plumes. Its lovely recurved back plumes were the milliners’ “cross aigrettes,” and it was for these nuptial feathers that the heronries were destroyed. Roger Tory Peterson writes, “The National Audubon Society fought for plumage laws, and to meet the emergency hired wardens…Under protection the egrets and all the other long-legged waders have made a spectacular comeback.”


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!