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John James Audubon Issue

5c John James Audubon single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1241
Description:

This John James Audubon stamp commemorates John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist, naturalist and artist. Born in present day Haiti, Audubon was raised near Nantes, France. His family emigrated to the United States in the early 1800s to avoid the Napoleonic Wars. He sought to paint and document every bird in North America. Much of his artwork was completed with watercolors and pastel crayons, instead of the popular oil paint. The stamp features an image of two black-throated magpie-jays, also known as Collie’s magpie-jays, though Audubon’s original artwork claimed they were “Columbia jays.”

United States; France; John James Audubon; ornithologist; naturalist; artist; art; birds; magpie-jays

Date:
December 7, 1963
Medium:
paper; ink (dark blue, multicolored); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5468
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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