Snowy Heron by John James Audubon - Davidson Galleries
John James Audubon

Snowy Heron

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Series: The Birds of America
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches (sheet)
Artist details: American, 1785 - 1851
Date finished: 1840-1844
Edition: First Royal Octavo
Printer: J.T. Bowen
Publisher: J.J. Audubon

Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher):
Herons are solitary creatures who are always watching and observing. They have a dinosaur-like appearance that I feel hints of an ancient wisdom. But when they are disrupted or startled, they become rather clumsy creatures. From the clumsiness of the elegant heron, I am reminded even the wisest have blind spots and things to learn.