This American Flamingo, Audubon Flamingo Print by John James Audubon is a giclee reproduction print from Audubon's Birds of America which was originally published in 1827. This scientific illustration features profile views of the bill, upper and lower mandibles, the tongue, and feet. The scientific name of this species is Phoenicpoterus Ruber, Old Male.
THE BACK STORY:
On the 7th of May, 1832, while sailing from Indian Key, one of the numerous islets that skirt the south-eastern coast of the Peninsula of Florida, I for the first time saw a flock of Flamingoes. It was on the afternoon of one of those sultry days which, in that portion of the country, exhibit towards evening the most glorious effulgence that can be conceived.
The sun, now far advanced toward the horizon, still shone with full splendour, the ocean around glittered in its quiet beauty, and the light fleecy clouds that here and there spotted the heavens, seemed flakes of snow margined with gold. Our bark was propelled almost as if by magic, for scarcely was a ripple raised by her bows as we moved in silence.
Far away to seaward we spied a flock of Flamingoes advancing in "Indian line," with well-spread wings, outstretched necks, and long legs directed backwards. Ah! reader, could you but know the emotions that then agitated my breast! I thought I had now reached the height of all my expectations, for my voyage to the Floridas was undertaken in a great measure for the purpose of studying these lovely birds in their own beautiful islands.
ABOUT THE MAKER:
John James Audubon (born Jean Rabin; April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.
This vintage art print is one of many by Audubon and makes an excellent choice for your home or office, or, as a gift for any fans of ornithology, or antique scientific illustrations. We offer this print as a fine art giclee reproduction print in many different sizes on fine art paper (matte or glossy) or as a professionally gallery wrapped canvas print.
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We can provide your print with or without the original page title you see around the perimeter of the image, it's your personal preference, just let me know when you place your order in the "Notes To Seller". Our default is to create your print WITH the page title information, so, if you DON'T want it included in your print, please tell me that when placing your order.
OUR GICLEE PRINTS:
Your American Flamingo, Audubon Flamingo Print giclee print will be created using archival, fade-resistant, pigment inks, heavyweight, museum-quality paper and a 9-color process fine-art printer to ensure the most vivid, detailed and long-lasting print. To prevent fading, as with all prints, please never expose them to direct sunlight. To protect your investment, we recommend that you mat and frame your prints.
There is no mat or frame included with this print.
This giclee print is offered in the most popular sizes to make matting and framing a breeze with your local retailer. The print you will receive will measure exactly the dimensions you ordered. It is designed in such a manner that all of the main image will fit well within the standard mat that comes with frames that you can purchase at many retail stores.
All of our prints are carefully positioned with an approximate 1/8" inch white border on all sides for matting and framing adjustments, although this may vary slightly based on the size of print you order and the size of the original image. If you would like a different size border, or need to know the exact border size, or a borderless print, just let me know in the "Notes To Seller" when you place your order.
Although we don't currently offer mats or frames, we do offer the following PICTURE FRAME SIZING guidelines on how best to display your prints.
MATTING & FRAMING TIPS:
Select the PRINT SIZE for your needs, then add the mat dimensions to the print size to determine what your final frame size should be. When you plan to mat a print, the rule of thumb is to order your PRINT SIZE one size smaller than your frame size--this allows for the addition of the mat of your choosing. For a statement wall, bigger is better, both with the print size, and the frame size.
TYPICAL FRAME SIZES AVAILABLE AT RETAIL STORES:
The 5" x 7" FRAME size is a very popular size because they are the perfect size to display on a desktop at work, home, or, make an excellent gift choice
8" x 10" FRAMES are top sellers | Many 8" x 10" frames come with a mat for a 5" x 7" image, allowing you to highlight your PRINT.
11" x 14" FRAMES often include a mat for an 8" x 10" PRINT | this size makes a real statement hanging in that perfect spot in your home or office.
16" x 20" FRAMES typically include a mat for an 11" x 14" PRINT |This will usually provide just over 2" of matting on each side of your image. This is a great size picture frame because you can make it a highlight piece on your wall, or part of a mixture with other frames to form a collage.
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