Caracara Eagle

Caracara Eagle

Description
John James Audubon's publication The Birds of America was published in several formats. The first large folio edition was intended for wealthy patrons or institutions. Later editions, produced in the U.S. for a more general audience, included text and smaller, less costly lithographic illustrations.
Audubon introduced new species and new artistic forms. His dramatic images of birds, pictured life-size in animated poses with realistic backgrounds, represented a departure from the conventions of natural history illustration. His artistic ingenuity, as reproduced in engravings and lithographs, won over new audiences for the subject of nature study.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Print
Lithograph
print
lithograph
Object Type
Lithographic Processes
Date made
1840
date made
1843
graphic artist
Bowen, John T.
original artist
Audubon, John James
Measurements
overall: 28.1 cm x 18.2 cm; 11 1/16 in x 7 3/16 in
ID Number
1998.0117.05
accession number
1998.0117
catalog number
1998.0117.05
subject
Birds
[NO SUBJECT]
Printmaking
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Natural Resources
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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