A limited edition M. Bernard Loates lithograph after John James Audubon (1785-1851) work Gyr Falcon. This work on a double elephant folio sheet measuring 39.5 x 26.5 inches depicts a . pair of Gyr Falcons on a rock. It is numbered and signed by hand in pencil by the artist. 39.5 x 26.5 inches.John James Audubon\'s Birds of America by M. Bernard Loates was produced using original art and engravings of Audubon/Havell Birds of America. Skins and plumage of the actual bird were gathered so that expert colorists could hand mix the German “Light Fast” Inks with great details as to accuracy. These colors were added using hand cut overlays and knockouts techniques with the mixed inks. Ink was laid down using a special Omni technique with 400 line screen variations to create a one of a kind image very pleasing to the eyes of the master lithographer Bernard M. Loates. The screens used were so fine (400 line) they were very difficult to print but depicted a continuous tone image even under a magnifier. Colors were added one at a time for depth because of stock absorption and drying time needed on the archival 100 lb, 100% rag acid free and neutral pH stock. This stock was custom made and watermarked with M. Bernard Loates name by Manadnock Paper Mills, New Hampshire. The images have a minimum of 32 to 60 passes through the single color Harris Offset Press with color tints and overlays too numerous to calculate.Expedited domestic shipping will be $35. Additional Loates prints purchased during the auction can be shipped in the same 8* tube at no additional cost.