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Lot 20: Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Barred Owl
05 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Barred Owl, Plate 46. John James Audubon (1785 - 1851). First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engravings with Original Hand Color From Birds of America Double Elephant Folio. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. Excellent Condition. 38 1/2 x 26 1/4 inches sheet, 45 x 33 inches framed. Guidance: Mid-Hudson, April 2, 2016 - $15,680. Guernsey's, November 9, 2013 - $17,080. ?I have observed that ... the grey squirrel intimidated them, if one of these animals accidentally jumped on a branch close to them, although the Owl destroys a number of them during the twilight.? - Audubon?s Ornithological Biography.
Artist or Maker: John James Audubon
Literature: Aquatint Engraving on Paper