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BIRDS OF AMERICA BY JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785 - 1851)
PLATE 168 - Engraved by R. HAVELL

FORKED-TAILED FLYCATCHER

                                                                                      
John Audubon Fork-tailed Flycatcher Print Original John Audubon Fork-tailed Flycatcher REvised Print John audubon Forked-tail Flycatcher Watercolour
As the Published Print As the Published Print without the Dead Leaf Essentially as the Watercolour
 

Havell adjusted the height of the image to fit a standard size copper plate. He did this by significantly shortening the stem to the upper foliage. This resulted in the print lacking the carefully constructed and flowing composition of the original watercolour, especially where the dead leaf comes into contact with the bird.

As a result, we offer the print with the choice of either (a) exactly as the published print or, (b) as the published print with the offending leaf removed or (c) reworked to reflect the composition of the original watercolour. All three images are printed with the bird exactly the same size so the watercolour option is slightly larger.

IMAGE REFS: AUD068A /  68B /  68C

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