This species is now referred to as the Mourning Dove.
Audubon wrote that he had tried “kind reader, to give you a faithful representation of two as gentle pairs of Turtles as ever cooed their loves in the green woods. I have placed them on a branch of Stuartia, which you see ornamented with a profusion of white blossoms, emblematic of purity and chastity”.
The Rare-Prints Audubon Edition is a fine art series of giclee reproductions, strictly limited to 1500 of some of John James Audubon’s most beloved images. Printed with archival ink on 330 gram Somerset velvet enhanced paper with beautiful deckled edges, the Rare- Prints Edition provides a wonderful opportunity to purchase and enjoy the fantastic illustrations from John James Audubon’s great work, “The Birds of America”.
Each print measures 26 inches by 40 inches, depicting the full, life size images of Audubon’s drawings.