Columbia Jay by John James Audubon art print

Brandywine General Store

SKU: 96 audubon

An archival premium Quality art Print of The Columbia Jay or Magpie by John James Audubon sale by Brandywine General Store. The artwork was for his ornithology book, The Birds of America. This painting shows a male and female Columbia Jay, both are a very dark blue, almost a cobalt in color and setting on a vining tree. These beautiful blue birds were plate or picture number 96 in Birds of America. Pica Bullockii - Audubon must not have observed any of these birds in the wild because he said "Were I to relate to you, good reader, the various accounts which I have heard respecting this splendid bird, I should have enough to say; but as I have resolved to confine myself entirely to the results of my own observation, I must for the present remain silent on the subject. The specimen from which the drawings were taken was presented to me by a friend who had received it from the Columbia river." Audubon goes on to say this bird is only found in the northern woody parts of California and then goes on to describe the birds and that is all he says on this particular species. Audubon bird print #96

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