Online-Only Wildlife Art Auction

Featuring Audubon Prints


A special collection of wildlife art, featuring Oppenheimer New York Historical Society edition Audubon prints.  Auction bidding concludes with live, online bidding event on May 24th.

 

 

 

 

ONLINE BIDDING ONLY
Began: 05/10/16 at 11:00 AM EDT
Ended: 05/24/16 at 1:00 PM EDT

The New-York Historical Society and Oppenheimer Editions have an exclusive agreement to publish 200 numbered actual-size sets, a first and special edition to be known as The New-York Historical Society Edition of Audubon’s Fifty Best Watercolors. The prints in the New-York Historical Society Edition are re-creations of the watercolors that Audubon made prior to the publication of the double elephant folio Havell engravings of The Birds of America.

Printed with Archival pigments on 100% ragwatercolor paper, these prints directly capture the artist’s hand and fundamental vision, unlike any publication before. Each image is individually sized to match the exact dimensions of the original painting. This is an actual-size first edition printing of Audubon’s watercolors and will assume an important position among the collectible editions of Audubon’s work. In addition to this being an actual-size first edition printing, there are four images amonng the 50 that are presented in this edition that have never before been published as works of art.

Audubon’s fifty Best Watercolors offers collectors a unique opportunity to own a virtual replica in printed form of one of these historic originals. The New-York Historical Society Edition of Audubon’s watercolors is limited to 200 sets, which coincides with the same number of folios that Audubon produced for the Havell Edition of hand-colored engravings.

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