Birds of America Special Edition Heritage Prints

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'Birds of America' Special Edition

Audubon’s engravings have so far only been reproduced in the original format (double elephant folio, 40 x 55 inches) which takes up a considerable wall space when framed. Heritage Prints has therefor responded to demand and produced a Special Edition of Audubon’s artworks measuring 20 x 27.5 inches (50.8 x 70 cm), approximately half the original size. 

This size makes the works of art easier to display and accessible to a much wider audience.

Birds of America Heritage Prints Special Edition
Trumpeter Swan - Plate 406

John James Audubon

Painter and naturalist John James Audubon is widely considered to be one of the greatest bird artists of all time. He changed the way we see natural world. 

Even as a boy, Audubon was obsessed by birds. He said: ‘I felt an intimacy with them bordering on frenzy.’ His fascination covered every aspect of the birds’ appearance and habits – from their movements and plumage to their migration and nesting habits. 

 

Birds of America

Birds of America Heritage Prints Special Edition
White Pelican - Plate 311

‘The Birds of America’ by ornithologist and artist John James Audubon (1785-1851) was first published in full in 1827. With 435 hand-colored plates, the completed work is one of the largest and most expensive publications ever. From the colorful spoonbills along the waterfront, the yellow-green parakeets between the leaves and the woodpeckers in a tree, the lifelike birds seem to fly right off the page. 

Special Edition is easy to display

This has inspired Heritage Prints to produce a Special Edition of the engravings by Audubon and – thanks to the cooperation with the Teylers Museum – Heritage Prints has direct access to the set of the original engravings held by the museum. 

Audubon’s engravings have so far only been reproduces in the original format (double elephant, 40 x 55 inches) which take up considerable wall space when framed. Heritage Prints has therefore responded to demand and produced a Special Edition of Audubon’s artworks measuring 20 x 27.5 inches (50.8 x 70 cm), approximately half the original size. This size makes the works of art easier to display and accessible to a much wider audience. 

Birds of America Heritage Prints Special Edition
Great Blue Heron - Plate 211
Birds of America Heritage Prints Special Edition
American Flamingo - Plate 431

Including all 87 Major Birds

The original engravings are once again reproduced as high-quality giclées that are indistinguishable from the originals. This Special Edition includes all the Major Birds painted by Audubon (87 in all). 

Birds of America Heritage Prints Special Edition
Brown Pelican - Plate 251
Birds of America Heritage Prints Special Edition
Carolina Parrot - Plate 026
Birds of America Heritage Prints Special Edition
White headed Eagle - Plate 031

Experience the joy of owning beautiful works of art

Birds of America Heritage Prints Special Edition
Giclée Print of the Roseate Spoonbill
framed by Antiquariaat De Vries & De Vries, Haarlem, the Netherlands

Gies Pluim, founder of Heritage Prints, was a true lover of Audubon’s work and his long-held ambition was for everyone to enjoy high quality artwork in their home. That philosophy is the basis of our Special Edition of John James Audubon’s beautiful bird images and an attractive Solander Box is available for storing the Heritage Prints Special Edition giclées. 

Solander Box Special Edition Heritage Prints
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