Naturalist John James Audobon’s Antique “Long Tom” Sells for $192,000

John James Audubon was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats.

The ornithologist used the shotgun to collect specimens for his book “The Birds of America” and was one of the earliest to record and paint the avians in a more natural and accurate rather than artistic manner.

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