Common American Swan. Plate 411

Lot Number 154A
Author AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) Havell Edition (1827 - 1838)
Title Common American Swan. Plate 411
Year Published 1838
Place Printed
Printed By Robt Havell
Description AUDUBON, John James (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 83", left and "PLATE CCCCXI", right. Text below image: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon F.R.S. F.L.S.", left and "Engraved Printed and Coloured by Robt Havell 1838", right. Plate legend text: "Common American Swan, / CYGNUS AMERICANUS, Sharpless. / Nymphea flava. - Leitner."; 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 depicts one bird to the left, swimming with feet trailing, behind, and trees beyond the water. In the plate, there is brighter light, the bird is more submerged, and there are yellow Water-Lilys in the foreground. The Water-Lily is of special interest.
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Estimated Price USD 90,000.00 - 110,000.00
Actual Price USD 97,600.00

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Auction Name The Roger Tory Peterson Auction
Sale Number #31203
Auction Date September 8, 2012 - September 8, 2012
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