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Audybon Prints - Originals and world-class re-creations.

“True prints, true colors, incredible detail. Princetons are simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever made!” - William Steiner, author of Audubon Prints: A Collector’s Guide To Every Edition.

Welcome to Princeton Audubon. Enter coupon code BigFeathers at checkout for 25% off any print(s) in our premier Gallery 1. Use code EssexFree at checkout for our spectacular Essex Edition in Gallery 3 and get your second Essex print free! Thank you for 30 years of collecting the absolute finest in Audubon prints!

About Princeton Audubon

Princeton Audubon Limited was founded in 1985 by the late David Johnson, a collector of superb Audubon originals who also founded the days paramount printing company - Princeton Polychrome Press. This company, now sold, achieved an enviable nationwide reputation by reproducing fine art prints for the National Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Detroit Institute of Arts. The finest reproductions of Picasso and Andrew Wythe that you occasionally see on the market today were produced by Princeton. Read more.

“With their astounding detail, definition, and color, the Princeton direct-camera facsimiles have long set the standard in Audubon Birds of America lithographs." - Louise Mirrer, The New-York Historical Society.

Did you know ...?

All birds in the foreground of Audubon’s double elephant compositions are always life size, exactly as they are seen in nature, to which he adds, "MERELY TO SAY, THAT EACH OF MY ILLUSTRATIONS IS OF THE SIZE OF NATURE, WERE TOO VAGUE ... NOT ONLY IS EVERY OBJECT, AS A WHOLE, OF THE NATURAL SIZE, BUT ALSO EVERY PORTION OF EACH OBJECT. THE COMPASS AIDED ME IN ITS DELINEATION, REGULATED AND CORRECTED EACH PART, ... THE BILL, THE FEET, THE LEGS, THE CLAWS, THE VERY FEATHERS AS THEY PROJECT ONE BEYOND ANOTHER, HAVE BEEN ACCURATELY MEASURED." John James Audubon, Ornithological Biography. Larger birds were often presented in feeding positions in order to fit within the paper. Interestingly, the unique plate number (from 1 to 435) appearing at the top right above each larger bird will always end with a 1 or 6. Why? Audubon released prints to subscribers in groups of five, with the first print in each group generally a large bird or a full page composition. Plate number one in the first grouping of five prints was the huge male Wild Turkey. The first plate number in the second grouping of five, plate six, was the equally large female Wild Turkey.

Orchard Oriole, plate 42. This plate sold at Christie’s in 2004 for $11,950. 

  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
  • Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42
On Sale

Original Audubon Havell Orchard Oriole, plate 42

$9,500.00

Engraved by R. Havell Junr., printed and colored by R. Havell Senr., a fine, bright impression, on paper with the watermark J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1828, with large margins, in good condition except for Fox speckles, a small printer’s error or soiled spot (touched-in with gesso), and slight crease in title space at right, a smaller crease upper left.

37 1/8 by 25 7/8 inches.

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