Audubon's superb paintings capture in exquisite detail the breathtaking beauty of the four-footed creatures that populated the North American forest and plains of the 1840's. In the early 1840's John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his "Birds of North America", he joined with his son, John, and Dr. John Bachman to draw and describe America's quadrupeds. The result was the publication of "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America" (1845-48). Like the birds, the animal paintings have no equal, and are still considered the finest animal prints published in America. The pictures in this screen saver are directly from the original three-volume first edition Imperial Folio size (28 x 22 inches) printing. 52 images are presented.
Keywords: Viviparous quadruped animal animals bear fox rat hare rabbit lynx otter squirrel peccary deer wildcat cougar spermophile ox armadillo skunk marten raccoon neotoma wolf weasel mole opossum wolverine marmot