Description

This group includes the following images:

Rocky Mountain Flycatcher
American Pipit or Titlark
Townsend’s Bunting
Brown Finch
Common Cow-bird
Solitary Vireo or Greenlet
American Golden Plover
Wilson’s Plover
American Ring Plover
Townsend’s Surf Bird
Red-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sand-piper
Long-legged Sandpiper
Schinz’s Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Red Phalarope
Hyperborean Phalarope
Wilson’s Phalarope
Red-breasted Snipe
American Scoter Duck
White Merganser Smew, White Nun

This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon’s first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen.

Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring.This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon’s first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen.

John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.