Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 93

Price Realized: $ 1,950
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON. Autograph Letter Signed, "Your ever affectionate / J.J. Audubon," to his eldest son Victor, sending a check [not present] and giving travel plans. 1/2 page, 4to, with integral address leaf; dark staining at extreme right edge, faint scattered dampstaining, folds, expert repairs to address leaf. New Orleans, 7 January 1830

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"I inclose merely for safety the second check of a bill of 2000 Dollars which keep until we meet.

"We leave this, this day in the Steam Boat Phil'a, Bound to Louisville. Mamma is quite well. Remembrances to John and all."

During the 1830s, based at a studio in New Orleans, Audubon continued raising money and promoting his book The Birds of America, partly by painting the portraits of prominent figures across the South.