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Lot 7: Audubon Aquatint Engraving, White-Headed Eagle (Young)
05 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: White-Headed Eagle (Young), Plate 126. 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 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches sheet, 44 1/2 x 32 1/4 inches framed. Guidance: Mid-Hudson, April 2, 2016 - $10,980. Guernsey's, November 9, 2013 - $12,200. ?The White-headed Eagle seldom utters its piercing cry without throwing its head backward until it nearly touches the feathers of the back. It then opens its bill, and its tongue is seen to move as it emits its notes, of which five or six are delivered in rapid succession...? - Audubon?s Ornithological Biography
Artist or Maker: John James Audubon
Literature: Aquatint Engraving on Paper