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JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: THE WATERCOLORS FOR THE BIRDS OF AMERICA. Ed. by Annette Blaugrund and Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1993. Organized by New-York Historical Society. Published in association with Villard Books, Random House, Inc., New York. 394 pp. with 541 ills. (490 col.). 34 x 26 cm. LC 93-3219 ISBN 0679420592 In English.
Featuring striking full-page reproductions and substantial descriptions of 95 of the 430 watercolors that served as the basis for the hand-colored prints published in Audubon's monumental four-volume The Birds of America (1827-1838), this catalogue also presents color illustrations of 373 additional sheets in the New-York Historical Society's collection of watercolors by the renowned American artist and ornithologist (1785-1851). A detailed biographical chronology supplements four essays that trace Audubon's career, describe his efforts to publish and market his work, examine his accomplishments as a field naturalist and analyze technical aspects of his oeuvre.
Artist(s):Audubon, John James
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900 — Drawing and Watercolor — Books/Illustration/Printing
Plans: 01,06,07,08,09,10,13,17,22
Worldwide Number: 024200
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