• To have been torn from the study would have been as death; my time was entirely occupied with art.

    John James Audubon (1831). “Ornithological Biography, Or an Account of the Habits of the Birds of the United States of America: Accompanied by Descriptions of the Objects Represented in the Work Entitled The Birds of America, and Interspersed with Delineations of American Scenery and Manners”, p.8