John James Audubon
Audubon's Fifty Best Watercolors, circa 2006
Plate: 61 Great Horned Owl
35 1/8 x 24 7/8 inches
John James Audubon painted the male on the right in Henderson Kentucky in 1814. The female was painted separately in 1821 and collaged onto the original painting. The bird on the right appears to have orange colored eyes while the bird on the left has yellow colored eyes. When compared to the Havell engraving, both birds are yellow eyed. Having been painted seven years apart, the pigments of the orange eyed bird probably contain a metallic substance that has oxidized and changed color with age.
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