Woodland Animals Wildlife Mammals: Antique Lithographs-Hand Colored Engravings over 100 years old. Subjects include: Bear, Beaver, Cougar, Deer, Fox, Raccoon, Wolf & Squirrel. Featuring the art work of John James Audubon & Compte de Buffon.
Imperial Folio Audubon “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America”
Original 19th Century bookplates from John James Audubon’s woodland mammals. “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America” published 1849-1854. These watercolor lithographs are antiques dating over 150 years old. The watercolor lithographs were published by J.T. Bowen Philadelphia. Each print is dated. John James passed in 1851. Towards the end of the series, plates were credited to his son, John Woodhouse Audubon. John Woodhouse completed the most famous art work on American wildlife animals. Each piece is very good to excellent condition and measures about 22 x 28″.
18th Century Engravings of Woodland Animals by Compte de Buffon
Wildlife mammals published from 1749-1761. These are Buffon Animal Prints, animals you may look for if you like the woods. Every one of the woodland animals depicted has character & unique expression. Measuring about 7 1/2 x 9 1/2″, these are hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag. There is a slight toning to the paper and priced accordingly. The prints look even better in person. Click here to contact us.
Framed Exquisite Deer Engravings by George Leclerc Compte de Buffon!
These woodland animals of deer source from a rare edition of Buffon’s work, published in Germany from 1790-1805. These are hand colored copper plate engravings, on hand made hand laid rag. The wildlife mammals are double matted in rag and under UV glass in a solid wood molding with fruitwood burl. Each framed piece measures 9 1/2″ x 11 1/2″. Click here to contact us.
George Leclerc Compte de Buffon Squirrels, a Unique Collection Framed.
These charming squirrels, woodland animals come from a rare German edition of Compte de Buffon’s work which was published from 1790-1805. They are hand colored copper plate engravings, on hand made, hand laid rag. Double matted in rag and under UV glass in a solid wood molding with fruitwood burl. Each piece measures 9 1/2″ x 11 1/2″. Click here to contact us.
Wildlife Mammals-Woodland Animals Published in New York 1900.
c.1900 Published by the Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York. Photolithographs. Each in lovely bold colors, paper measures about 9 x 11″. Priced $75. each or the three for $150 shipped in the U.S.. Click here to contact us.
John James Audubon Squirrels. Octavo Quadrupeds of North America $125. each.
Audubon Squirrel Prints from the First Royal Octavo of John James Audubon’s work entitled “The Viviparous Quadrupeds Of North America.” Published in Philadelphia, 1844. Beautifully illustrated hand colored lithographs. Audubon woodland mammals, here are squirrels. Antique lithographs with watercolors. Each antique bookplate measures 7 x 10 1/2″. Click here to contact us.
Woodland Animals by J.J. Audubon, American Hand Colored Lithographs from 1855.
Each of the wildlife mammals measures 7 x 10 1/2″. Additional information about these antique lithographs in the paragraph above. Call Anne with your specific Audubon requests at 413-245-4197.
Background on John James Audubon and his art on my website:
These antique Audubon lithographs are the work of John James Audubon. They are all over 100 years old. Own a part of American History by owning an original hand colored lithograph from the original Audubon books. Coming from the First Royal Octavo Edition published by John James Audubon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year of 1844. They were drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon. Drawn on stone called a lithograph by William E. Hitchcock. Lithographed, printed and colored provided by the publisher, J.T. Bowen, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1844. The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 150 native American four legged, or “quadruped” mammals, each individually documented and portrayed in their land natural settings by John Woodhouse, John James’s son.
This was a collaborative work between the very famous 19th Century American painters: John James Audubon and his two sons: John Woodhouse Audubon; and Victor Gifford Audubon; and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. They documented and portrayed what J.J. Audubon considered a dwindling resource: the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited America landscape. The team traveled westward from Audubon’s home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark. From the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. This monumental journey was extremely hard on the wildlife team, and therefore influenced the compositions of their artwork and paintings, to some degree. Despite tumultuous weather, these old lithographs are a pertinent record of North American animals.
The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife essay which provides a classic contribution to both American History and the artwork that documented it during the early to mid 19th Century. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: “We have at last have a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens. the Bible of Nature!” Most of this information was sourced from the book entitled: John James Audubon in the West. Published 2000 in New York, by Henry H. Abrams.
Audubon Mice Set of three framed sold.
Audubon’s best animals illustrated with food. Published during 1854 to 1855. Coming from the work is entitled Vipaparous Quadrupeds of North America. These old prints of mammals are water colored lithographs that were completely produced from 1854-1855. They are 1st edition octavo edition mammals. Shipped in the U.S., they are framed right to conserve them in high end stunning, gold leafed frames over red paint. Each framed Audubon measures about 17″ wide by 13″ high. An exemplary, outstanding trio of the Author’s work. Click here to contact us.
Additional information about J.J. Audubon’s Mammals & Wildlife
The illustrations of JJ Audubon’s Mammals, or his Quadrupeds of North America are important as they documented the animal life in North America in the early 1800’s. How were they published? The illustrations were transferred onto a specially crafted flat piece of limestone. What would be in relief was drawn in with a kind of a greasy crayon. It took tremendous skill to be a lithographer. One would serve an apprenticeship for years before becoming a lithographer. If you were not good, you would never work for a major firm. Your job depended on your skill. Once finished with meticulous detail, the limestone plate was emerged into nitric acid. The nitric acid burned away the parts of the limestone that was not protect extend by the greasy crayon. The plate was cleaned off, inked up and printed in black ink. The porosity of the limestone had to have a just the right consistency and posits for printing purposes. The coloration was added professionally by hand at the time of production, back in 1855.
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Wild North American Woodland Animals. We are happy to offer only original engravings & lithographs produced by famous naturalists including the work of Audubon, Buffon and Merian. Our antique prints of wild North American woodland animals are guaranteed authentic antiques. They date as early as 1640’s to 1900. We have old engravings & lithographs of bear, deer, beaver & otter. These are old prints of mammals which are antiques. They are over 100 years old. Animals you may see in the woods. Enjoy our selection of North American species at Anne Hall Antique Prints.
Additional information on 18th & 19th Century printing methods.
Copper plate engravings are old antique prints. It was an antique printing method, like photographs in the old days, so that people could see images of what these studies were about. In copper plate engraving, a very thin piece of copper was attached to a block of wood. Tools called burins were used to engrave into the copper. While the paper was slightly damp, the copper plate was carefully inked up and printed onto the piece of hand made rag paper, actually engraving the paper. Water colors could be added by hand, using the finest natural products obtained from everywhere on the Earth.
Lithography is an antique printing method. It came after copper plate engraving. Generally a lithograph was printed in one color, black. A type of greasy crayon was used to draw onto a special type of limestone, with just the right porosity. After the image was completed, the limestone was emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not under the greasy crayon, leaving that portion in relief. It was inked up and printed. The image frequently was illuminated with water colors.
Chromolithography is an antique printing method whereas each color was printed from individual key stoned limestone plates. An extended version of lithography, quite laborious requiring a very skilled craftsman to get the registration just right and not distorted, or render the image out of registration. The process virtually replaced the laborious and expense of hand water coloring. Eventually, c.1900 photographic off set printing replaced any and all antique printing methods, pretty much forever.