John James Audubon aquatint makes $75,000 at Arader Galleries


2015-06-26 13:36:40


John James Audubon aquatint makes $75,000 at Arader Galleries

The John James Audubon aquatint of a wild turkey was the highlight of the January 25 sale

A colour aquatint of a wild turkey from John James Audubon's Birds of America realised $75,000 at Arader Galleries' January 25 auction in New York.

The Naturalism in the Time of Audubon auction included a range of hand coloured engravings from the artist's 19th century magnum opus.

Audubon Wild Turkey AraderThe wild turkey appears in Audubon's Birds of America

A copy of the book achieved 7.3m ($11.5m) at Sotheby's London in 2010, becoming the world's second most valuable book.

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