Audubon



John James, 1785–1851, U.S. naturalist who painted and wrote about the birds of North America.
Contemporary Examples

And Audubon continued to paint birds as his business ventures faltered and failed.
Christie’s Auctions Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’: Priciest Book Ever? Josh Dzieza January 13, 2012

Olivier is based loosely on Alexis de Tocqueville and Parrot has affinities with Audubon.
The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard January 30, 2010

On October 11, Gloria showed up on Audubon Drive and nervously rang the doorbell.
Elvis’ Pajama Party Alanna Nash January 6, 2010

Heidi, Gloria, and Frances were always the last fans to leave Audubon Drive.
Elvis’ Pajama Party Alanna Nash January 6, 2010

Historical Examples

The works of Audubon are mentioned in the chronology at the beginning of the volume and in the text.
John James Audubon John Burroughs

There are 12 full-page illustrations, after Audubon, in colors.
Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers John Burroughs

Birds unknown to Audubon, yet flying, as it were, with a rush.
The Professor at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)

Audubon’s Warbler is a common winter visitant and migrant in Coahuila.
Birds from Coahuila, Mexico Emil K. Urban

Their nests and eggs are in no way different from those of Audubon’s Warbler.
The Bird Book Chester A. Reed

Audubon tried in vain to arouse it to an exhibition of anger.
Birds and All Nature, Vol. IV, No. 5, November 1898 Various

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John James. 1785–1851, US naturalist and artist, noted particularly for his paintings of birds in Birds of America (1827–38)

with reference to birds or pictures of them, from U.S. naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851).
Audubon
(ô’də-bŏn’)
American ornithologist and artist. His effort to catalog every species of bird in the United States resulted in the publication of The Birds of America (1827-1838), a collection of 1,065 life-size engravings of birds found in eastern North America. It is considered a classic work in ornithology and in American art.

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