An Introduction to Mark   Catesby: The Earliest Watercolor Drawings of North America’s Flora and Fauna, 1712-1726

  An Introduction to Mark   Catesby: The Earliest Watercolor Drawings of North America’s Flora and Fauna, 1712-1726 2017-06-15T14:19:43+00:00

July 9 – September 11, 2016

RL 24827 The largest white bill Wood-pecker and the Willow Oak, Facsimile of original watercolor by Mark Catesby (1683-1749)

RL 24827 The largest white bill Wood-pecker and the Willow Oak, Facsimile of original watercolor by Mark Catesby (1683-1749)

RL 24853 Blue Grosbeak - Guiraca caerulea, Facsimile of original watercolor by Mark Catesby (1683-1749)

RL 24853 Blue Grosbeak – Guiraca caerulea, Facsimile of original watercolor by Mark Catesby (1683-1749)

OUMA presents a selection of 16 limited edition reproductions of Mark Catesby’s original watercolor drawings. This is the first natural history of North America and was completed 100 years before those of John James Audubon. The 265 original watercolors were purchased by King Henry III in 1768 for his Royal Library at Windsor Castle. They have been kept in storage to this day, hence the clarity of color in the originals from which the facsimiles are made. Along with the 16 framed works, wall text, video and one of the four volume publications will be on view.

Addison Publications produces beautiful limited editions of original prints and facsimile books of special historical and artistic significance.