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Audubon's Quadrupeds: His Last Project

Sep 09, 2021 - Jan 16, 2022

The publication of “The Birds of America” earned John James Audubon (1785-1851) worldwide fame and he became interested in a new large-scale project. In the early 1840’s he began working on “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America” with the help of his son John Woodhouse Audubon. Many of the animals portrayed had never before depicted or seen outside of their native habitat--in the breathtaking color and detail that was his trademark. First published in 1854, Audubon's portraits of the nation's native mammals are still considered by many to include the finest animal prints ever published. Audubon would produce 150 folio drawings, hand-printed and hand colored by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition contains 107 original Audubon prints consisting of three imperial folio engravings, plus 104 octavo engravings.
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