Audubon, John James: Great Blue Heron. Birds of America, Plate 211. Ornithology Fine Art Print/Poster. Sizes: A4/A3/A2/A1 (0065)

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John James Audubon: Great Blue Heron. Fine Art Print/Poster

High quality art print/poster available in sizes: A4, A3, A2 or A1

We only use high quality 200 - 260 GSM Photo Paper, giving you a superior print/poster ready for framing.

Description:

John Audubon (1785 – 1851), whose surname became synonymous with birds, produced a prolific body of work, including over 435 paintings of birds. America’s dominant wildlife artist for half a century, Audubon’s childhood fascination with birds extended into his adulthood, and he spent days and weeks on the frontier, amassing an enormous portfolio of life-size bird drawings. Reflecting his deep love of birds and his concern for conservation, the Audubon Society was established in his name in the late 1800s, years after his death. His work remains the standard against which 20th and 21st century bird artists are still measured. 

He identified 25 new species and a number of new sub-species. His paintings of birds are set true-to-life in their natural habitat and often portrayed in motion, as if caught feeding or hunting.

A masterwork of natural history illustration from the original Double Elephant Folio, or Havell Edition of Audubon's "Birds of America." A monumental project, spanning decades from original fieldwork to final publication, it was produced at the expense of $115,640 (more than $2 million in today's money) and employed a team of over fifty colorists. The outcome is widely regarded as not only the finest work on ornithology ever published, nor even as the greatest picture book ever produced, but as one of the most treasured of all books that have ever been printed. According to "The Economist" magazine, when adjusting for inflation five of ten highest prices ever paid for printed books were for versions of Audubon's "Birds of America."

Size guide:

A4 = 210mm x 297mm or 8.3 x 11.7 inches. 
A3 = 297mm x 420mm or 11.7 x 16.5 inches.
A2 = 420mm x 594mm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches.
A1 = 594mm x 841mm or 23.4 x 33.1 inches.

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