Even though Audubon started painting birds as a teenager in France, it took some time for him to mature in his painting technique that resulted in the amazing bird images we see in his monumental classic, The Birds of America. Some of his very early images can be seen in the book "Audubon: Early Drawings" by Harvard University Press, (2008), ISBN-13: 978-0674031029. Some early images by Audubon from his time at Hendeson, KY can be seen in the post "Audubon's Hendesron Drawings" on the website for their Audubon Museum (see the link under John James Audubon).
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