PRINCETON AUDUBON PRINTS
Fine art from calmer times
As seen in The New York Times
Limited edition life-size fine art prints of the actual originals
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON'S BIRDS OF AMERICA
Historical note: Between 1827 and 1838,
John James Audubon, brilliant artist and naturalist, published in London,
England, in his own style, a series of 435 large-sized, hand-colored etchings
with aquatints in a folio entitled The Birds
of America. These were reproduced primarily by Robert Havell and Sons
from Audubon’s watercolor studies that he had earlier
composed during his several journeys throughout the young
United States. The
resulting double elephant engravings are what we call
Audubon originals. About 200 originals were produced of each
image. Audubon also produced smaller (21 x 28 inches)
originals of the mammals, and still smaller (7 x 10 inches)
originals of the birds and mammals.
don't sell mere pictures or posters. We sell limited edition art
that they are displayed in The Royal Society of London,
where Audubon himself served as a Fellow.
(A jolly good recommendation!)
Here's another ..."They are true prints, great paper, incredible
and true colors. They are simply the
finest Audubon facsimiles ever made!"
William Steiner, Audubon collector and
Prints: A Collector's Guide To Every Edition.
Plus, Quadrupeds, Originals, Essex Edition
Framing available if purchased through
The New York Times.
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Our reduced-size Essex Edition
- Today $25 off.
Hey. Even our loss-leaders are real winners!
Reproduced from the original engraving at The New-York
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the entire print
19 x 23 inches
Make your walls scream!
Featuring Princetons, the
The original print was photographed with oversize film, and the
image was transferred to printing plates without any loss
"True prints, great paper, true colors.
Simply the finest Audubon
facsimiles ever produced."
William Steiner, Author of Audubon Prints: A Collector's Guide To Every Edition.
their astounding detail, definition, and color, the Princeton
direct-camera facsimiles have long set the standard in Audubon's Birds
of America lithographs.
Louise Mirrer, Director of The New-York
small detail of a very small bird on a large print.
Chris Lane, art appraiser seen on the
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
facsimiles winners for those looking to acquire some of the most dramatic
American natural history images ever produced."
Got an eye for fine art?
Focus your eye on the area just above
the beak as you tilt your screen back and forth. Notice the uneven
appearance of the black ink? This is evidence of the
aquatinting process that Havell used to chemically etch thousands of
indentations into the copper plates. The ink settled into
these areas and was transferred to the paper on the originals. Our
reproduction process was so exact that it captured even these minute
evidences of the process used in Havell's shop over 180 years ago.
If you cannot find an original, acquire a Princeton.
In order to depict the birds in the same size as in life,
Audubon chose double elephant paper, measuring about 29 x 40
inches, and utilized the largest copperplates available in
his day, measuring about 27 x 39 inches for the largest
birds. Smaller birds, such as the House Wren, required
smaller plates, but these plates were pressed into the same
size paper. The pressing together of the copperplate with
the paper left a very visible plate mark in the paper, this
being a rectangular impression. The edges of this
impression are usually quite visible in originals. Running
your fingers from the center of the image to an edge of the
plate mark reveals a smooth surface due to the compression
of the smooth copper plate. However, being untouched, the surface
from the plate mark to the edge of the paper will feel less
smooth. This gives us an important clue in
Snowy Heron is an exquisite
composition, and this is the
world's only direct camera capture
lithograph of this image. But
notice the picture on the right,
which is a blow up of the bottom right
the print at the left. The image of the
is said by some commentators to be a self-portrait of
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These prints have very minor creases or tiny edge
cuts which in no case extends beyond 1/4 inch from the paper edge.
All such handling creases would be covered by the slightest amount of
matting. We cannot sell these at the mint price, but they are very close
- Close Seconds.
Please do not apply any further discounts to
these already discounted prints.
Feel free to
call for further information.
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