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White-headed Eagle Oppenheimer Print

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Plate: 31 White-headed EagleAudubon's first painting of this bird was executed in 1820 on a trip up the Mississippi River. This painting was made in England eight years later, copied from the first and replacing a Canada Goose with a catfish as the prey.

35 3/8 x 38 1/4 inches

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).

The New-York Historical Society and Oppenheimer Editions have an exclusive agreement to publish numbered actual-size facsimiles of all 474 of John James Audubon’s avian watercolors in the museum’s collection. The edition is limited to 200 prints of each image. With watercolor inks on watercolor paper, these prints directly capture the artist's hand and fundamental vision, unlike any publication before.
ITEM NUMBER: 5303