Alternate Watercolor of the Great Egret

Audubon's watercolor of the Great Egret - not used in the Double Elephant Folio

Considered by many to be one of Audubon’s most beautiful watercolors, Audubon did not use this watercolor in the Double Elephant Folio. To me, this is a very romantic image, the preening bird’s pose reminding me of modern bridal imagery.

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