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Canvas Backed Duck - Picture Frame
Canvas Backed Duck - Picture Frame

Canvas Backed Duck - Picture Frame Print

SKU: 683a3053-b6c2-4044-b3fd-7fd37f272335
Canvas Backed Duck - Picture Frame Print
  • Framed in a black, contemporary style molding
  • Ready to hang
  • High quality print on heavy paper
  • Printed with vibrant, color-fast inks
  • Sawtooth hanger
  • Unmatted

Product Description
John James Audubon was a French American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He is known for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled the birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. 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. Audubon developed his own methods for drawing birds. First, he killed them using the fine shot. He then used wires to prop them into a natural position, unlike the common method of many ornithologists, who prepared and stuffed the specimens into a rigid pose. When working on a major specimen like an eagle, he would spend up to four 15-hour days, preparing, studying, and drawing it.