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AUCTION 22

 

Audubon American Buffalo—Icon of the West


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20.     AUDUBON, J[ohn] J[ames]. Bos Americanus, Gmel. American Bison or Buffalo. 1/8 Natural Size 1. Female. 2. Young. [at top] No. 12. | Plate LVII. [below] Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S. F.L.S. | Lithd. Printed & Cold. by J.T. Bowen, Philada. 1845. Philadelphia, 1845 (probably 1855-1865). Hand-colored lithograph. Image: 47 x 60.5 cm; image and text: 51 x 61.9 cm; overall sheet size: 55 x 69.7 cm. Other than slight tanning and a few minor chips along the outer blank margins, fine, stab holes at upper margin. Matted, maple frame, and under Plexiglas.

      The exact details on the second appearance of the Imperial Folio Quadrupeds have not been definitely established, but is thought to have come out some time between 1855 and 1865. The present example has some breaks in the lettering of the title and imprint, and the print is not as sharp. This print is likely from that second appearance. A peaceful view of a buffalo family grazing in a mountain-canyon environment with a herd in the background.

($750-1,500)

Sold. Hammer: $3,600.00; Price Realized: $4,320.00

Auction 22 Abstracts

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