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Lot 0982
After John James Audubon
(American, 1785-1851)

"Virginia Rail"

hand-colored engraving with aquatint
Plate CCV, No. 41 from Birds of America, Havel edition, 1834.
Matted, glazed and framed.
sheet 26" x 38-1/2", framed 32-1/4" x 42-1/4"


Surface dirt. Toning of paper. Ragged top edge with small holes from being removed from binding of book. Two repaired vertical tears from top edge. Top left, lower left and lower right corners with loss and filled with paper. Horizontal tear upper left edge. Two horizontal repaired tears upper left edge. Paper fill top edge center to right. Small repaired tears along top and bottom edges. Good colors. Pentimento of bird image from another print en verso. Frame: Modern gilt frame. Surface marks, nicks and abrasions.

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After John James Audubon, (American, 1785-1851),

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500
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