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[Letter] 1826 January 19 [to] L. George Streat / John James Audubon.

Title: [Letter] 1826 January 19 [to] L. George Streat / John James Audubon.
Personal Author: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Date: 1826 January 19.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.
General Note: Torn hole on upper left corner.
Abstract: Audubon invites Streat to come see his nearly finished picture. He explains that "it is intended for the Royal Institution ex[h]ibition, and I would feel proud of your judgement." Artist and ornithologist, Audubon was born in Haiti and emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia in 1803. He traveled in the South, journeying up the Mississippi River, painting birds in their natural settings. He published his work as Birds of America (1827-38) going on to publish as well Ornithological Biography (1831-39) before settling on his estate in New York City.
Personal Subject: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 -- Correspondence
Streat, L. George.
Corporate Subject: Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Subject: Painting -- Expertising.
Recipient: Streat, L. George
 

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