JOHN JAMES LAFOREST AUDUBON (French/American 1785-1851) A HAND COLORED LITHOGRAPH, "Canis Lupus. Linn, Var Rufus. Red Texan Wolf. Male.," 1845-1848, a stone lithograph with applied watercolor on unwatermarked, off-white paper, "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon F.R.S.F.L.S.," "Lith.d Printed & Col.d by J.T. Bowen, Philad. 1845," "No. 17," "Plate LXXXII," attributed to a page fragment, commonly known as the Imperial Folio Edition, from Volume I Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. 21 7/8" x 27 7/8"
Likely trimmed. Even toning of paper throughout. The verso top with an apparent line at edge, some adhesive abrasive wear, some blue pencil markings. Small edge tears mostly near top edge, corners with some bends and losses. A possible apparent repair at left edge. Some mild creasing. Cleaning, acid free matting and backing recommended. Watercolor has lightened over time. Overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age.
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