Audubon Louisiana Heron Art Print | Beautiful High Quality Printed Canvas or Paper Artwork


The Art
Plate 217 Louisiana Heron is a from the John James Audubon's Birds of America collection. This artwork in this collection was printed between 1827 and 1838 and contains 435 life-size watercolors of North American birds. (Havell edition). All of these printings were reproduced from hand-engraved plates and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration. Nearly 200 years later with green eco-friendly technology we are bringing the Audubon prints to life again for use in your home or office decor. 

This eco-friendly latex print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. Our latex inks offer a green solution to printing beautiful artwork onto high-quality paper or canvas. 

Each print also comes with a smaller 8.5" x 11" printed informational heavy duty card-stock print that includes details about the artwork including excerpts from John J. Audubon's Journal entries relating to the bird he was categorizing. This artwork can easily be mounted to the back of your print when framing for easy reference. You may also frame it to go alongside the print for all viewers reference should you choose.

The Artist
John Audubon (1785 – 1851), whose surname became synonymous with birds, produced an enormous body of work, including over 435 paintings of North American birds. Audubon was America’s dominant wildlife artist for half a century. Audubon’s fascination with birds began in childhood and lasted well into his adult years where he spent many many hours on the frontier, creating an enormous portfolio of life-size bird drawings. His work has remained the standard against which modern day bird artists are still measured.
Mounting Options
Framing is by special request only, reach out to us for options. Otherwise, please select from these two options for mounting the prints on your own. 
Artwork is printed in the original full size drawings as well as smaller options to suit your needs. Our Audubon prints can be ordered in two ways:
1. HP high-quality paper (200 gsm) which is acid free with a smooth surface.
2. HP 18mil quality tight-weaved quality canvas with a matte finish which can be framed or used to create your own wrapped canvas artwork. This option gives the illusion of painted artwork. 
We have all 435 prints from Audubon's Havell edition collection available, if you have  particular bird or print you are interested in and don't see listed, please contact us so we can make it available to you! 
All archival paper and canvas prints ordered from this listing come unframed and carefully rolled and shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube. 
The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear.
~John J. Audubon