Audubon's superb paintings capture the breathtaking beauty of the four-footed creatures of the North American forest and plains of the 1840's. In the early 1840's John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he decided to draw and describe America's quadrupeds. He published The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (1845-48). 52 images are presented.