Category Archives: Audubon Prints

Learn about Audubon Prints! Read from our library of articles with topics ranging from our introductory Audubon Print Collecting Guide to deep dives on Auduon’s subject matter.

We have an ever-expanding range of articles on John James Audubon and cover all editions including the original Havell edition engravings, the royal octavo edition, and the Bien edition chromolithographs. Explore inquisitive takes on Audubon’s work in articles such as A Modernist Approach to Understanding a Selection of Prints from Audubon’s Birds of AmericaThe East Asian Influence in Audubon’s Art, The Controversy Surrounding Audubon’s ‘Bird of Washington, and many more.

Natural History Art Treasures under $10,000

Collecting original art doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are a surprising number [...]

Collecting Guide: Oppenheimer Editions Audubon Prints

Since its inception in 1996, our publishing company Oppenheimer Editions has partnered with major institutions [...]

Exploring Early Methods of Specimen Collection in Natural History Art

Have you ever wondered where the reference material for antique wildlife prints and paintings came [...]

Casualties of Fashion: The Contentious History of Plume Plundering

Though the idea of ornamenting oneself with a bird carcass may be a bit deterring [...]

What is an Engraving? A Guide to Intaglio Printmaking Techniques

This article will examine the intaglio printmaking processes of engraving, etching, and their subsidiaries in [...]

Investigating Audubon’s 50 Best Watercolors

The Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Prints of Audubon's Watercolors for The Birds of America

Interspecific Encounters in Audubon’s Birds of America

Picturing Combat between Different Species in Audubon's Prints

Audubon’s Miniature Folio – The Octavo Edition of Birds of America

A survey of the technical translation of Audubon’s work from the monumental to the miniature.

A Modernist Approach to Understanding a Selection of Prints from Audubon’s Birds of America

A Discussion of Spatial and Perspectival Distortion, Challenging the Confines of the Print Perimeter, and [...]

What are the differences between an Audubon Havell engraving and Bien Lithograph?

How to differentiate between John James Audubon's two Double-Elephant folio Editions of The Birds of [...]

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The East Asian Influence in Audubon’s Art

A consideration of the increasingly globalized trade networks of the 19th century and their impact [...]

The Controversy Surrounding Audubon’s ‘Bird of Washington’

A consideration of the complex and convoluted history of Audubon's unidentified rapacious species

Extinct Species in Audubon’s Birds of America

Among Audubon’s depictions of 489 species in his prodigious folio The Birds of America, a [...]

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A Guide to the Watermarks and Paper Types Found in Audubon’s Havell edition of The Birds of America

A brief overview of the J. Whatman Turkey Mill papermaking enterprise in relation to Audubon’s [...]

The Evolution of Audubon’s White-headed Eagle

The confluence of creative mechanisms behind Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon’s depictions of the [...]

Visualizing the Human Impact on the Natural World in Audubon’s Quadrupeds

Unlike Audubon’s Birds of America, where human presence and impact on nature are infrequently illustrated, [...]

Audubon’s Insects

An Investigation of the Bugs in Audubon’s Birds of America

Audubon’s Osprey

Audubon’s Osprey or Fish Hawk frequently makes its way into the top tier of Audubon’s [...]

Audubon Collecting Guide

An Overview of the Antique Original Editions of Audubon’s Birds of America

Audubon’s Havell Edition of the Raven and American Crow

Sensorial engagement and the challenging of object-viewer relations in Audubon's prints

Symbiosis of Art and Science in Audubon’s Pileated Woodpecker

The twofold nature of Audubon’s prints as both artistic and scientific is exemplified in his [...]