JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785 - 1851)
Ready to be hang on the wall. Canvas on the wooden underframe.
Medium: printed on canvas panel
Diagonal: 24,6" or 62,6 cm.
Size: 21,7" x 11,8" (in) or 55 x 30 cm.
Date: c. 1836. w / C. of Attribution.
Please note that this is a reproduction printed on canvas.
The size may differ from how it looks in the photo.
Color can be slightly different from the picture.
John James Audubon was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter.
His combined interests in art and ornithology turned into a plan to make a
complete pictoral record of all the bird species of North America. He was
notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and
for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural
habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America
(1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever
completed. Audubon is also known for having identified 25 new species. He is
the namesake of the National Audubon Society and his name adorns a large number
of towns, neighborhoods, and streets in every part of the United States. Dozens
of scientific names first published by Audubon are currently in use by the
scientific community. The Birds of America became very popular during Europe's
Romantic era. Audubon's dramatic portraits of birds appealed to people in this
period's fascination with natural history. In 1848, he manifested signs of
senility or possibly dementia. He died at his family home in northern Manhattan
on January 27, 1851.