American white pelican Audubon unframed print
American white pelican print
Limited-edition, American white pelican print by John James Audubon.
- Limited to 200 editions.
- Printed on acid and lignin-free archival paper for an almost perfect match to the original finish.
- The print is debossed, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Image description as it appears in the book
Pelecanus americanus. Plate CCCXI. Adult male. Original plate size: 97 x 65.5 cm.
This beautiful species—for, Reader, it is truly beautiful, and you would say so were you to pick it up in all the natural cleanness of its plumage, from the surface of the water—carries its crest broadly expanded, as if divided into two parts from the centre of the head.
The brightness of its eyes seemed to me to rival that of the purest diamond; and in the love season, or the spring of the year, the orange-red colour of its legs and feet, as well as of the pouch and bill, is wonderfully enriched, being as represented in my plate, while during the autumnal months these parts are pale.
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