Sunday, November 28, 2010

American Flamingo from "The Birds of America"

American Flamingo from The Birds of AmericaAmerican Flamingo from "The Birds of America" by John James Audubon, containing paintings and scientific descriptions of a wide variety of birds of the United States. first published as a series of sections between 1827 and 1838, it consists of hand-colored, life-size prints.

Often regarded as the greatest picture book ever produced. A copy sold at Christie's in March of 2000 for $8,802,500, which is still a world record for any printed book.

All 435 of John James Audubon's watercolors for Birds of America are at the New York Historical Society. There are 119 complete copies of the Double Elephant Folio in existence today.
This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF . Works published before 1923 (in this case 1827 to 1838.) are now in the public domain. and also in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris) in this case (John James Audubon April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) and that most commonly run for a period of 50 to 70 years from that date.

1 comment:

suruha said...

Wow! What an amazing artist he was! Thanks for sharing this.

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