Title of Work
Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
John James Audubon was born Jean-Jacques Rabin in 1785 in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, now Haiti. As a young child his family moved to Couëron, France where he lived until his immigration to the United States in 1803 at the age of 18.
Audubon then began to study birds at his family farm in America called Mill Grove. Although he would undergo various enterprises in his life, Audubon is still best known for his book The Birds of America, which aimed to document and accurately depict every bird species in North America. The Birds of America is a massive work of 435 life-sized prints of 497 bird species, all made from engraved copper plates and hand-colored personally by Audubon. In 1851, at the age of 65, Audubon died.
A light blue postcard with scalloped edges. Postcard depicts two cardinals each on tree branches. Published by Glenn Durham, original photograph taken for this drawing reference was taken by Kentucky Tourist and Travel.
UND Art Collections owns 46 copies of this postcard.
All good condition - unused.