Another favorite at the Americana Auction last week were the works of naturalist J. J. Audubon.
In an nutshell, John James Audubon (1785-1851) came to America from France as a young man. An ornithologist, naturalist and painter, he set out to illustrate the birds of the new world. Most of his works were drawn from life during his travels through North America. Noted for their scientific accuracy and their depictions of the birds in their natural surroundings, these images are both beautiful and powerful.
The man himself, is a fascinating story of frontier naturalist and audacious self promoter.
Not quite in the decorating budget this week? Check out these handsome fellows at FOUND.
Not first additions by any means, but a great look for the value and indeed with the exception of the original water colors, all Audubon prints are reproductions and the artist himself created them with mass production in mind.
These prints are stunning, command attention and transcend the mere scientific representation of wildlife.
Nicely framed and matted - $350
Or this sizable chap. 53"x42" - $650