John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. William H. Told, Jr.
March 22 – June 28, 2015
In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presented 34 original Audubon prints which will ultimately be donated to the Huntsville Museum of Art’s permanent collection by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr.