Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Wild Turkey
This 1858 Bien Edition Lithograph of The Wild Turkey was one of my favorite pieces in the Audubon exhibit now on display at the Museum of Florida History. Audubon drew and painted the wild turkey quite often and chose this life sized engraving to be Plate 1 in The Birds of America. He studied turkeys extensively since he hunted and raised them for food. He also kept a tame turkey as a pet. I apologize for the reflections showing up in the glass of the frames in these pictures. I really tried to minimize those reflections as much as possible.