Measurements: 21 x 28 inches. Printed on beautifully textured Somerset paper imported from England.
After finishing his monumental work, The Birds of North America, John James Audubon set his sights on the mammals. Working with his two sons, Victor Gifford and John Woodhouse to complete the paintings, they partnered with Mister John Bachman who contributed text and helped manage the research. Though some scholars say that Audubon’s work on the quadrupeds is inconsistent, most agree that the experience he gained working on the birds allowed a perfection of his technique that gave rise to the pinnacle of his life’s work in the best of these mammals. Princeton Audubon has chosen the best of the best to reproduce in this limited edition collection.
From the prowling Jaguar to the camouflaged Fawn, Grey Rabbit to Grey Fox, the mammals are a celebration of the diversity of life. Like the birds, this was a groundbreaking work. They discovered several new species, most notably the black-footed ferret. They were among the first to paint the animals in their natural surroundings. The landscapes and accompanying flora and fauna are often as spectacular as the primary subject. The family groups and animal behavior is instructive and inspiring.