Wild and Beautiful Creatures: The Life and Work of J.J. Audubon

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September 15 2019 - October 13 2019

11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039

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August 30-October 13.The Tremaine Art Gallery exhibition includes around thirty of Audubon's stunning illustrations of birds and mammals for his two monumental publications, The Birds of America (1826-38) and The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (1845-54). Drawn largely from local collections, including that
of Hotchkiss School Special Collections, most of the prints are from Robert Havell Jr.'s original hand-colored "double elephant folio" edition. Also on exhibit will be examples from other editions, as well as one of the few surviving oil paintings from a projected "Gallery of Paintings" of the birds, and one of the rare copper plates from which the Havell edition was pulled.

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