|John James Audubon|
John James Audubon (1785 - 1851) is perhaps the most renowned wildlife artist in America, universally acknowledged by both art and natural history museums. He was born in 1875 in Les Cayes, Santo Domingo (now Haiti).
From his father's Pennsylvania estate, Audubon made the first bird-ringing experiments. After failing in various business ventures, he concentrated on drawing and studying birds, which took him from Florida to Labrador. His extraordinary four-volume The Birds of America, first published in London in 1827, was a 12-year enterprise that exponentially increased the knowledge of American ornithological and natural history.
The images featured in this series are mainly hand-coloured etchings and aquatints, with a few original watercolours here and there. (You can click on individual images to enlarge them).
This is part 6 of a 7-part series on Audubon's Birds of America:
|Pin tailed Duck|
|Pine Creeping Warbler|
|Plumed Partridge and Thick-legged Partridge|
|Purple Grackle |
watercolour, pencil, chalk and ink on paper 48.9 x 35.5 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
|Purple Grakle, or Common Crow Blackbird|
|Red headed Woodpecker|
|Red Phalarope |
|Red winged Starling, or Marsh Blackbird|
|Red-Cockaded Woodpecker |
|Red-eyed Vireo |
|Republican, or Cliff Swallow|
|Rock Grous ( Grouse )|
|Ruby-throated Humming Bird|
|Salt Water Marsh Hen|
|Sandwich Tern watercolour original|