All 12 of the woodcuts measuring 370 x 265 mm are present done on rice paper each signed, dated and number 7/100. The twelve birds are (1) Jacana; (2) Vulture; (3) Barn Owl; (4) Sage Grouse; (5) Bald Eagle; (6) Indian Wood Ibis; (7) Ostrich; (8) Kiwi; (9) Crowned Crane; (10) Lyre Bird; (11) White Turkey; and (12) the Pelican. The artist sketched these birds at the Smithsonian, the Bronx Zoo and the New Orleans Zoo. Complete sets are scarce. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has only 7 of the 12. The Baltimore Museum of Art but 4. The one that appeared at auction in 2004 lacked one of the 12. Original covers present also signed and limited 7/100, with exhibit card, and original portfolio case with top and bottom original black ties present but worn. Some wear to portfolio cover and light stains to pastedown label but all prints and interior is as new. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Twelve Birds (Portfolio of 12, All Signed ...
Publisher: Associated American Artists
Publication Date: 1975
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