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Audubon Prints, "Birds of America"

May 26 – July 28, 1946
Ground Floor, Central Gallery

Robert Havell after John James Audubon, Louisiana Heron, 1834, hand-colored etching and aquatint on Whatman paper, Gift of Mrs. Walter B. James, 1945.8.217

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: This selection of 68 prints came from the double-elephant folio given to the Gallery by Mrs. Walter B. James of New York, in memory of her husband, Dr. James, and his brother, Norman James of Baltimore. The sheets from this unique set, untrimmed and unbound, had never before been exhibited.

Audubon, John James
American, 1785 - 1851