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Description of Audubon's Birds of America, The Quadrupeds of America and Gould's Bird's of Europe

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Description of Audubon's Birds of America, The Quadrupeds of America and Gould's Bird's of Europe

Author: John Woodhouse Audubon (American, 1812 - 1862)

Date: 1861
Medium: pen and ink on paper
Dimensions:
8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches (22.2 x 14 cm)
Classification: Documentary Artifacts
Inscribed: There are less than 100 copies of/ Audubon's Great Work on this side/ of the Atlantic./ The major part of/ this edition & all the plates were/ destroyed in a fire (in red ink, in different hand)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 11.2.105.B
Accession Number: 1965.1.167.B
DescriptionPage two of a three page letter. This page constains a description of Audubon's "The Birds of America," "The Quadrupeds of America" and John Gould's "Birds of Europe."
Provenance: John Woodhouse Audubon [1812-1862]; John Taylor Johnston [1870-1889]; by descent to his great-grandson William W. Appleton [1915-2014][1], New York, New York; purchased October 10, 1964 by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. Letter from William W. Appleton to H.J. Lutcher Stark dated July 31 [1964] states that he found the letter with other receipts that belonged to his great-grandfather.
Exhibitions:
  • Drawn to Life: Audubon's Legacy
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