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Olson, Roberta J. M.

Audubon's aviary : the original watercolors for The birds of America / Roberta J.M. Olson ; with an essay by Marjorie Shelley and contributions by Alexandra Mazzitelli.

Additional Title(s):

Original watercolors for the Birds of America

Birds of America

New York : New-York Historical Society : 2012.
Physical Description:
448 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 34 cm.
Reference Library
QL681 .O47 2012 (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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BEIN 2014 Folio 467: Deluxe edition, with print, in slipcase, and in box as issued.
Published to accompany a series of exhibitions of the New-York Historical Society's collection of Audubon's watercolors for The birds of America, beginning in 2013--Cf. pref.
"This book is published simultaneously in a deluxe edition that features a slipcase box containing a facsimile print of an Audubon watercolor. The print is hand produced by Oppenheimer Editions, a firm specializing in restoration, framing, and museum-authorized fine art reproductions and original nineteenth-century natural history art prints"--P. 448.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 436-441) and index.
Subject Terms:
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Birds of America -- Exhibitions.
Birds -- North America -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Birds in art -- Exhibitions.
New-York Historical Society -- Exhibitions.
Ornithological illustration -- Exhibitions.
Ornithologists -- United States -- Biography.
Watercolor painting, American -- Exhibitions.
Wildlife artists -- United States -- Biography.
Shelley, Marjorie, 1945-
Mazzitelli, Alexandra.
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Birds of America.
New-York Historical Society.

  • A biograhical sketch of an American icon / Roberta J.M. Olson
  • Audubon's innovations and the traditions of ornithological illustration : some things old, some things borrowed, but most things new / Roberta J.M. Olson
  • Drawing birds : Audubon's artistic practices / Marjorie Shelley
  • Highlights from the watercolors for The birds of America / Roberta J.M. Olson
  • The rest of the flock
  • Listing of Audubon's bird watercolors in the New-York Historical Society / compiled by Alexandra Mazzitelli.