John James Audubon (1785-1851)
Plate CXVIII - Long-Tailed Deer
From: Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
New York: 1845-1848
Hand colored lithograph
Sheet Dimensions: 6.75 x 9 in.
Frame Dimensions: 14.25 x 16.75 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.