Our beautiful new miniature framed fine art print of John James Audubon’s Great Egret is an octavo-sized facsimile of New-York Historical Society’s watercolor study 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.
Great Egret, no plate number. Originally painted by John James Audubon in New Orleans in 1821. This painting was not included in The Birds of America. The species was ultimately depicted as plate 386 in a more static less artistically daring pose.
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 engraved by Robert Havell Jr. (1793-1878).