Trumpeter Swan, Plate 406

Lot Number 360E
Author John James Audubon (1785-1851)
Title Trumpeter Swan, Plate 406
Year Published 1838
Place Printed
Printed By Robert Havell Jr. (1793- 1898)
Description John James Audubon (1785-1851) Havell Edition (1827 - 1838) Plate prepared (1838), printed, and colored by Robert Havell Jr. (1793- 1898) Plate dimension format: large; paper dimensions: 26 1/2 x 39 inches. Text above image: "No 76", left and "PLATE CCCLXXVI", right. Text below image: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon F.R.S. F.L.S.", left and "Engraved, Printed and Coloured by R. Havell 1837", right. Plate legend text: "Trumpeter Swan, / CYGNUS BUCCINATORS / i., / Young."; no variants. Framed with 19th Century American style gilt molding with carved ray panel and leaf corner, floated in archival linen mat, and glazed with non-reflective, ultra-violet protection glass; outside dimensions: 37 x 49 1/2 inches. The preparatory "Painting and plate depict one bird amid grass and washed-up seaweed. He is lying down with his head and neck arched back over his wing. Audubon wrote in Ornithological Biography: "The young bird represented in this plate was shot near New Orleans, Dec. 16, 1822." In another reference, he wrote: "Dec. 16, 1821."*
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Estimated Price USD 100,000.00 - 120,000.00
Actual Price USD 76,250.00

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Auction Name The Roger Tory Peterson Auction
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Auction Date September 8, 2012 - September 8, 2012
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