John James Audubon is without rival as the most celebrated American natural history artist. Audubon devoted his life to realizing his dream of identifying and depicting the birds of North America, and his work has had profound cultural and historical significance. In the second decade of the 19th century, he set out to travel throughout the wilderness of the United States, drawing every notable species of native bird. His remarkable ambition and artistic talent culminated in the publication of the monumental Birds of America in 1827-38, a series of 435 aquatints that have only grown in fame since the time of their first appearance. This work established Audubon as an early American artist who could attract European attention, and for many, he personified New World culture and its emerging independent existence.
This is the reproduction of the original illustration of an Great Blue Heron, produced as part of a collection of color-plates titled The Birds of America, by John James Audubon 1785 – 1851. This piece has been perfectly preserved with over 100 years of wear-and-tear captured to add to it’s character.The artwork has been printed onto 100% cotton chart, with its brilliant colours and accurate detail carefully restored. Hand-mounted with timber battons each piece is supplied ready to hang.
Size: 100cm Height x 70cm Width
Material: 100% Cotton printed wall chart with wooden batons to secure the print. Ready to be hung on the wall with handy loop hook attached. Gift boxed.
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