John James Audubon Works Online
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Original works by John James Audubon available for purchase at art galleries worldwideMuseums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
John James Audubon at the Detroit Institute of Arts, MichiganArt Market:
The Bird of Washington or Great American Sea Eagle, 1827
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
Drawings collection online
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist
John James Audubon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Several works by Audubon
Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Hooping Crane. Grus americana. Adult Male.
Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Oregon Flying Squirrel
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe
Osprey and the Otter and the Salmon, 1844
Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles
Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Black Vulture or Carrion Crow
DePaul University Museum, Chicago
Iceland or Jer Falcon
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Wild Turkey
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
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Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Portrait of Colonel Nathaniel Rochester
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
Museum of Nebraska Art at the University of Nebraska
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
New-York Historical Society
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Pomona College Museum of Art, California
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Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, California
San Diego Museum of Art, California NEW!
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Stark Museum of Art, Texas
2 works online
Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago NEW!
Eagle, from The Birds of America, Vol. 1
The Walters Art Museum, Maryland NEW!
Victoria Gallery and Museum at the University of Liverpool, England
See alsi the art collection home page for a painting by Audubon
Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
La Fayette Database of American Art in French National Collections
Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
John James Audubon at The Art Renewal CenterMiscellaneous Sites:
John James Audubon at The Athenaeum
10 works online by Audubon
John James Audubon in the Web Gallery of Art
Wikimedia Commons Image Database
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)
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California State University WorldImages Database
John James Audubon at CGFA
Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
The History Project at U.C. Davis
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Art Collection of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, VirginiaArticles and Reference Sites:
National Audubon Society
Brief biography of the artist. Not much about Audubon's art on this site.
Biography, from the American Masters TV series
The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
Woodducks - Elephant Folio, print
Why We Think Nature is Beautiful
Illustrated article by Eugene C. Hargrove
Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on John James Audubon
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Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Art & Antiques Magazine
"Call of the Wild"
Resource Library Magazine