Columbian Black-Tailed Deer
John James Audubon (1785-1851)
Plate 106 - Columbian Black-Tailed Deer
From: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America: Royal Octavo Edition
New York: Victor G. Audubon, 1849-54
Hand-colored lithographs by John T. Bowen
Sheet Dimensions: 7 x 9.25 in.
Frame Dimensions: 11.75 x 14.75 in.
Planning to complete the definitive study of American wildlife, Audubon set out to document the animals of North America, and to present them in a format as impressive and sweeping as that he used for his birds. The result of the artist/naturalist’s years of field research, travel, and seemingly endless study was the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, the outstanding work on American animals produced in the 19th century.