Location: Gallery 8, first floor
John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a nineteenth-century wildlife artist and naturalist. He travelled the American wilderness identifying, studying and drawing hundreds of species of birds and mammals.
We are the only gallery in Britain where you can see original work by Audubon. Birds of America is a book of prints of his hand-painted pictures of birds, whereas the our collection consists of original paintings, drawings and watercolours. Most of the collection came from the Rathbone family with whom Audubon stayed with in 1892.
You can also see the Birds of America book in Liverpool Central Library.
Please note that there are low light levels in this gallery, so it might be dark for some of our visitors.
There is also a video with sound that plays every 5 minutes.