JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (American, 1785-1851)
"Downy Woodpecker (Pl.CXII)", "Ground Dove (Pl.CLXXXII)" and "American Crofsbill (Pl.CXCVII)" from Birds of America, Havell edition folio, 1827-1838; Three handcolored engravings on J. Whatman paper (all framed separately); Each marked in plate; 25" x 20 1/2" (plate, each); Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York (labels to verso of each)
Sale Price: $2,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
All with Whatman watermark. Each sheet has been folded along upper and lower margins to fit in frames and has begun to tear along these folds. Additional scattered soft creases and handling marks throughout with minor tears or losses along some edges. Uneven toning to all sheets and few spots of discoloration or foxing throughout. Each sheet is floating in frame but with old hinge remnants.