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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 [...]

The Alchemy of Nature – Using Gold in Natural History Art

While found less frequently in natural history art than other genres, gold nonetheless makes an [...]

The Language of Paper – Deciphering the Secrets of Antique Paper through Its Material Qualities

Often indications of a paper’s place of origin, method of manufacture, and time of creation [...]

Evolving Impressions – Unfolding the History of Prints as Art Objects and Collectibles

From their conception, prints have served both constructive and aesthetic purposes. In contrast to more [...]

How to Distinguish Between the Various Editions of Besler’s ‘Garden of Eichstätt’

A practical guide to understanding and identifying the different editions of Besler’s folio through paper [...]

What is a Lithograph? A Practical Guide to Understanding and Identifying Lithographic Prints

Have you ever wondered 'What is a lithograph?' This practical guide to lithography examines the [...]

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

Art Conservation and Restoration at Joel Oppenheimer, Inc.

An informational overview of the common condition issues found in works of art and memorabilia, [...]

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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Recent Acquisitions – Original Paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

A beautiful selection of original watercolor paintings by renowned artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes has recently [...]

How to Choose a Frame for Your Artwork

A guide to selecting a high-quality, archival frame that best complements your unique artwork and [...]

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Audubon Collecting Guide

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

A Comparative Analysis of Poiteau and Brookshaw’s Pomological Prints

A Consideration of the Aesthetic, Technical, and Didactic Components of Poiteau and Brookshaw’s Depictions of [...]

Exploring Audubon’s Woodcock – The Havell Edition

An analysis of Audubon's technical and creative approach to rendering the American Woodcock