The Great Blue Heron, [Plate CCXI, no. 43],

Lot Number 101
Author (AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES, after)
Title The Great Blue Heron, [Plate CCXI, no. 43],
Year Published
Place Printed
Printed By
Description (AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES, after) The Great Blue Heron, [Plate CCXI, no. 43], from The Birds of America, engraving with etching, aquatint, and hand-coloring, a working proof aside from the published edition, before the engraved lettering and plate and issue numbers, printed on the reverse of an uncolored impression of the Rusty Grackle, Plate VLCII, no. 32, on J. Whatman paper, watermark 1834. Full sheet, with several repairs in the edges and a small filled hole in the blank area lower right. The proof shows different coloring from the final palette, specifically in the body, which is more blue than grey, the feathers, which are highlighted in green, and the thigh and bend of the wing is russet rather than orange. Framed and matted. 39 x 26 1/2 inches.
Provenance Property from a Private Midwest Collection Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, January 27, 1983, Lot 79
Estimated Price USD 120,000.00 - 120,000.00
Actual Price USD 85,400.00



Auction House Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Auction Name Fine Books and Manuscripts
Sale Number #208
Auction Date August 8, 2012 - August 8, 2012
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