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Audubon Aquatint, Great Northern Diver or Loon

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Audubon Aquatint, Great Northern Diver or Loon

Lot 0009 Details

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Audubon, John James (1785-1851).
Great Northern Diver or Loon, Plate 306.
Aquatint engraving with original hand color.
London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
37 3/4” x 25” sheet, 49 1/2” x 37” framed.
Comparable: Arader Galleries, 2017 - $39,650.
“View it as it buoyantly swims over the heaving billows of the Atlantic, or as it glides along deeply immersed, when apprehensive of danger, on the placid lake, on the grassy islet of which its nest is placed; calculate, if you can, the speed of its flight, as it shoots across the sky; mark the many plunges it performs in quest of its finny food, or in eluding its enemies; list to the loud and plaintive notes which it issues, either to announce its safety to its mate, or to invite some traveller of its race to alight, and find repose and food; follow the anxious and careful mother-bird, as she leads about her precious charge; and you will not count your labour lost, for you will have watched the ways of one of the wondrous creations of unlimited Power and unerring Wisdom.”
- (Audubon’s Ornithological Biography, 1831).
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Audubon Aquatint, Great Northern Diver or Loon

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000
Apr 06, 2019
Starting Price $45,000
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0009: Audubon Aquatint, Great Northern Diver or Loon

Sold for $50,000
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Est. $50,000 - $70,000Starting Price $45,000
Arader Galleries April 6th Auction
Sat, Apr 06, 2019 01:00 PM
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Lot 0009 Details

Description
...
Audubon, John James (1785-1851).
Great Northern Diver or Loon, Plate 306.
Aquatint engraving with original hand color.
London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
37 3/4” x 25” sheet, 49 1/2” x 37” framed.
Comparable: Arader Galleries, 2017 - $39,650.
“View it as it buoyantly swims over the heaving billows of the Atlantic, or as it glides along deeply immersed, when apprehensive of danger, on the placid lake, on the grassy islet of which its nest is placed; calculate, if you can, the speed of its flight, as it shoots across the sky; mark the many plunges it performs in quest of its finny food, or in eluding its enemies; list to the loud and plaintive notes which it issues, either to announce its safety to its mate, or to invite some traveller of its race to alight, and find repose and food; follow the anxious and careful mother-bird, as she leads about her precious charge; and you will not count your labour lost, for you will have watched the ways of one of the wondrous creations of unlimited Power and unerring Wisdom.”
- (Audubon’s Ornithological Biography, 1831).

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