John James Audubon
Audubon's Fifty Best Watercolors, circa 2006
Plate: 34 Black Bellied Darter or Snake Bird (Anhinga)
28 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches
Originally painted by John James Audubon in New Orleans in 1822, this painting was not included in the "Birds of America" Having spent years in the field observing behavioral characteristics of the various bird species, Audubon often depicted the birds engaged in an activity unique to that species. The version that was published as an engraving depicted the species with their wings extended to dry. This activity must occur before the birds can again take flight after diving for food.
Not since 1820 has this collection of Audubons original work been made availible to individual collectors as full-sized fine art facsimiles.
Stamped with signature of New-York Historical Society’s president; embossed with Historical Society and Oppenheimer Editions logos.
- Museum-authorized prints will not be reissued for at least 75 Years
- Edition Limited to 200 prints
- Individually stamped with certificate of authenticity