John James Audubon (American, 17851851) spent years studying birds in the wild, then made 435 watercolors for The Birds of America, a lavish series of large aquatints published in Edinburgh and London between 1827 and 1838. After returning to New York, the artist worked with J. B. Chevalier of Philadelphia to create 500 hand-colored lithographs of his designs. These were published in seven octavo volumes between 1840 and 1844.
The captivating designs of the Museum’s Audubon notecards are based on some of John James Audubon’s (American, 17851851) most remarkable bird paintings. An artist and avid nature enthusiast, Audubons collection of life-size bird prints captured a time when Americas wilderness seemed limitless and bountiful. 5 each of 4 images, 20 cards and 21 envelopes per box. 4” x 5 1/4”.
5 each of 4 images, 20 cards and 21 envelopes per box 4” x 5 1/4”