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Lot 11: Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Chuck-Will's Widow
05 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Chuck-Will's Widow, Plate 52. 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. 37 1/4 x 25 3/4 inches sheet, 49 3/4 x 37 1/2 inches framed. Guidance: Mid-Hudson, June 11, 2016 - $4,270. Neal Auction Co., September 11, 2010 - $10,755. ?No sooner has the sun disappeared, and the nocturnal insects emerge from their burrows, than the sounds, ?chuck-will?s-widow,? repeated with great clearness and power.... bringing to mind a pleasure mingled with a certain degree of melancholy, which I have often found very soothing.? - Audubon?s Ornithological Biography
Artist or Maker: John James Audubon
Literature: Aquatint Engraving on Paper