FRAMED PAIR OF ORIGINAL IMPERIAL AUDUBON PRINTS
John J. Audubon, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Bowen edition , 1845-48, Hand colored lithographs. Imperial folio.
Original Imperial, Orange-bellied Squirrel, plate 58
Original Imperial, Sciurus Carolinensis. Gmelin. Carolina Grey Squirrel.
(v. 1, no. 2, plate 7)
These lithographs were printed on paper sized at 22 x 28 inches, termed the imperial size.These prints are identified by the legend at the lower right "Lith. Printed & Cold. by J.T. Bowen, Phila."
29ʺW × 1.5ʺD × 36ʺH frame
22ʺW × × 28 H print (approximate)
Period: Mid 19th century between 1845 - 1848
Materials: Printmaking Materials, namely lithograph.
Condition: prints very good condition as shown in the photographs some tape reside from the prior mount (not visible). The archivally stabilized prints were remounted with an acid free core and mat with UV resistant glaze, original antique frame re-glued to stabilize but not refinished or retouched and show wear. Additional pictures upon request.
Art Subject: nature, animals
Provenance: Buckhead ( Atlanta) Georgia Estate.