John James Audubon (1785-1851), American Robin – TURDUS MIGRATORIUS, Plate CXXXI, hand-colored aquatint engraving by R. Havell from the double-elephant-folio first edition of The Birds of America (London: 1827-1838). Plate dated 1832. Depicts a male and female robin, feeding their young in a nest. 38 1/4 x 25 1/8". Matted and framed under glass in a burnished molded frame, 50" x 43". Provenance: Middle Tennessee estate. CONDITION: Glued to cardboard backing, making it impossible to confirm watermark. Margins trimmed. Overall toning, darkest at perimeter of paper.
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