19th Century Prints, Engraving, Gallery Updates, Natural History, Prints

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Great American Cock, Male. (Wild Turkey). Plate 1. John James Audubon. Handcolored engraving, 1827-38. Paper size size 39 x 26" (990 x 606 mm). From the first printed edition of John James Audubon's "Birds of America." Engraved, printed, and colored by W. H. Lizars, Edinburgh. A true first printing by Lizars. This particular plate is often found with severe damages, as it was the first plate in the first volume, but this impression is unusually fine.

Great American Cock, Male. (Wild Turkey). Plate 1. John James Audubon. Handcolored engraving, 1827-38. Paper size size 39 x 26″ (990 x 606 mm). From the first printed edition of John James Audubon’s “Birds of America.” Engraved, printed, and colored by W. H. Lizars, Edinburgh. A true first printing by Lizars. This particular plate is often found with severe damages, as it was the first plate in the first volume, but this impression is unusually fine.

Holiday Hours 

Tuesday, November 24: 10:00am to 5:20pm

Wednesday, November 25: 10:00am to 2:00pm (closing early)

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

Friday, November 27: 10:00am to 5:20pm

Saturday, November 28: 10:00am to 5:20pm

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Turkey. By Su-Li Hung. Woodcut, 1978. Edition 50. Image size 10 5/8 x 10 7/8" (273 x 278 mm). LINK.

Turkey. By Su-Li Hung. Color woodcut, 1978. Edition 50. Image size 10 5/8 x 10 7/8″ (273 x 278 mm). LINK.

Thanksgiving Hours:

  • Tuesday 11/25: Open 10:00 AM to 5:20 PM
  • Wednesday 11/26: Open 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday 11/27: Closed for Thanksgiving
  • Friday 11/28- Saturday 11/29: Open 10:00 AM to 5:20 PM

We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and safe travels. Above are our Thanksgiving holiday hours- feel free to stop by today, tomorrow, or Friday and Saturday to browse our extensive collection and to see our 2014 Winter Contemporary Show. The gallery is free and all ages are welcome. With prints and maps ranging from the 15th century to the 21st century, we have something for everyone to enjoy (and great gifts for the holidays).

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Past/Present: Turkey

With Thanksgiving a week away, we thought it would be very fitting to do a Past/Present post on turkeys. From their fan shaped tails to their distinctive red throats, turkeys have been depicted in American fine and folk art for centuries. Native to North America, the wild turkey was even Benjamin Franklin’s candidate for the national bird.

Our older print comes from the first  printed edition of Audubon’s “Birds of America.”  This monumental work consists of 435 hand-colored, life-size prints of 497 bird species, made from engraved copper plates of various sizes depending on the size of the image. The work contains just over 700 North American bird species, and is a direct result of over 14 years of observation, research, and drawings by the ornithologist. Our more recent print is by Ukrainian-American painter and printmaker, Jacques Hnizdovsky. He is best known for his graphic woodcuts of animals and nature. On working with nature as his main subject matter, Hnizdovsky writes, ” It is possible that trees and animals were originally only a substitute for the human figure, and I turned to them when I realized the difficulties of obtaining human models. But if trees, plants and animals were originally only my second love, I found so much beauty in them, that they became my first.”

Image on Left: Great American Cock, Male, (Wild Turkey). Plate 1. by James John Audubon. Hand colored engraving, 1827-1838.

Image on Right: White Turkey by Jacques Hnizdovsky. Woodcut, 1975.

  

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