Our beautiful new miniature framed fine art print of John James Audubon’s Great Blue Heron is an octavo-sized facsimile of New-York Historical Society’s preparatory watercolor for The Birds of America (1827-1851). This exclusive, limited-edition museum-authorized reproduction, published by Oppenheimer Editions, is a miniature of Audubon's original work. Each remarkably accurate print is offered with museum-quality archival framing and U-V protective glazing and measures 12 x 15 inches framed. Every print is hand numbered, embossed and stamped with the signature of the President of the New-York Historical Society on the verso.
Plate: 211 Great Blue Heron: Audubon painted this heron in Louisiana in 1821. The foreground was added with oil paint in London shortly before Havell made the engraving.
The Oppenheimer-New York Historical Society Edition recreates the preparatory watercolor models John James Audubon (1785-1851) made prior to the publication of the double elephant folio edition of The Birds of America (1827-38) engraved by Robert Havell Jr. (1793-1878).