Print (Aquatint)

  • Title:

    Green Heron,/ ARDEA VIRESCENS, L./ Adult Male 1....Young in September 2.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Robert Havell Jr. (Engraver, printer and colorist)

    John James Audubon (Designer and draftsman)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1836

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (wove)

  • Techniques:

    Aquatint, Etched, Engraved, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1959.0162.186 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1959.0162.186 A

Object Name

Print (Aquatint)

Title

Green Heron,/ ARDEA VIRESCENS, L./ Adult Male 1....Young in September 2.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mrs. G. Brooks Thayer

Creator (Role)

Robert Havell Jr. (Engraver, printer and colorist)
1793-1878
Engraver, printer, and colorist for many of the plates of Audubon's Birds of America.

John James Audubon (Designer and draftsman)
04/26/1785-01/27/1851
Works include Birds of America (1827-38) and Vivaparus Quadrupeds of North America (1845-51).

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Origin Notes

Plate engraved, printed and colored by Havell in London.

Secondary Place of Origin

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Secondary Origin Notes

Presumably painted by Audubon in the 1820s. The adult male at right was cut out from an earlier painting and added to this one.

Date

1836

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription ; Lower left; Drawn from Nature. by J. J. Audubon, F.R.S. F,L,S.
2. Inscription; Lower right; Engraved, Printed and Coloured, by R. Havell, 1836.

Subjects

Zoological illustration

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (wove)

Techniques

Aquatint, Etched, Engraved, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

25.7 (H) , 38.1 (W) , 19.6 (Image H) , 20.6 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

65.3 (H) , 96.8 (W) , 19.6 (Image H) , 20.6 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at right. W at top. Plate H: 20.5 in. (52.1 cm). Plate W: 22.2 in. (56.4 cm).

Publisher Summary

Audubon, John James

Place of Publication

London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

State

I

Watermark

Bottom left (inverted): "J WHATMAN/ 1836"

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Edition Notes

From the first edition double-elephant folio of John James Audubon, The Birds of America (London: J. J. Audubon, 1827-39).

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Low, Susanne M. 2002 A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America.
Plate listed on pp. 170-71.