Dear Reader,

 We are delighted to share with you our latest online exhibit, which features a collection of one of the most significant works in natural history and wildlife art: John James Audubon's "The Quadrupeds of North America."

Audubon's illustrations are celebrated for their scientific and artistic importance, providing a detailed and accurate portrayal of many North American animal species previously unknown or poorly understood. His work has revolutionized the field of natural history illustration and has played a pivotal role in shaping American attitudes towards nature and wildlife conservation, particularly during the mid-19th century westward expansion of the United States.

During this period, the American frontier was rapidly expanding, and people were moving into previously unexplored areas, encountering new wildlife and natural landscapes. Audubon's work was a significant contribution to this expanding interest in natural history, and his meticulous illustrations of North American mammals provided a valuable resource for scientists and naturalists who sought to understand and document these newly discovered species.

Our team is delighted to assist you with any questions you may have, and we are pleased to offer bespoke museum-quality framing services upon request.

We are confident that you will appreciate the exceptional quality and cultural significance of these iconic illustrations, and we would be honored to have you visit our gallery to view the collection. 

The Arader Galleries Team of Curators