In this letter to Frederic De Peyster, who brokered the sale of Audubon’s watercolors for The Birds of America to the New-York Historical Society, Lucy discusses the excellent condition of the watercolors. A true keeper of the flame, she wrote: “I shall be happy to shew them to whatever gentleman you may appoint to examine them any morning next week except Saturday.”
Audubon’s Aviary: Part I and Part II of The Complete Flock
Letter from John James Audubon (Liverpool, England) to Robert Havell Jr. (London, England), December 31, 1827
This letter dates from the first year of the Audubon-Havell collaboration, [...]
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Museum StoreWritten by Roberta J.M. Olson with a contribution by Marjorie Shelley, Audubon’s Aviary: The Original Watercolors for the Birds of America returns to these original paintings and tells the story behind this monumental classic with new discoveries about this American icon. Audubon’s Aviary was awarded the 2013 Association of Art Museum Curators Outstanding Permanent Collection Catalogue Prize, as well as the Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogs of Distinction in the Arts, the New York State Historical Association, 2013. It was also selected as one of Amazon.com’s 2012 Best Books of the Year and the 2013 New York Book Show Award winner in the category of Fine Art.