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John James Audubon: National Treasures - Summer Swans A-swimming for The Birds of America (1827-38) - New-York Historical Society
Add to Calendar 09-07-2013 13-10-2013 15 John James Audubon: National Treasures - Summer Swans A-swimming for The Birds of America (1827-38) This installation in our Audubon Niche features a rotating selection of watercolors from John James Audubon's The Birds of America. The double-elephant-size The Birds of America (1827-38) contains 435 plates, engraved by Robert Havell Jr., with images of 1,037 individual large birds and over ninety-nine smaller ones in the backgrounds. There are 1,026 individuals in the foregrounds of the extant watercolors that Audubon used as models; he sometimes instructed Havell to add others to the backgrounds. In aggregate they represent just under five hundred species (a number that constantly changes as DNA evidence alters modern taxonomy). This deluxe edition, considered the most spectacular color folio print series ever produced, remains one of the world's preeminent natural history documents. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2014neweventinfo.cfm?id=142941 New-York Historical Society true DD/MM/YYYY  

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Date: July 09, 2013 through October 13, 2013
Ages: All Ages

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New York, NY 10024

Phone: 212-873-3400
Website: www.nyhistory.org

Description: This installation in our Audubon Niche features a rotating selection of watercolors from John James Audubon's The Birds of America. The double-elephant-size The Birds of America (1827-38) contains 435 plates, engraved by Robert Havell Jr., with images of 1,037 individual large birds and over ninety-nine smaller ones in the backgrounds. There are 1,026 individuals in the foregrounds of the extant watercolors that Audubon used as models; he sometimes instructed Havell to add others to the backgrounds. In aggregate they represent just under five hundred species (a number that constantly changes as DNA evidence alters modern taxonomy). This deluxe edition, considered the most spectacular color folio print series ever produced, remains one of the world's preeminent natural history documents.

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