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Name Audubon, John James

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Image of Lithograph - Fish Hawk or Osprey

Lithograph - Fish Hawk or Osprey

This chromolithograph on paper is from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. No. 1-10, Plate 288. It depicts an Osprey, or Fish Hawk, with spread wings as it clutches a freshly caught fish in its talons. The bird is gray and brown with a white underbelly and steaked head. The legend at the bottom reads: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S., F.L.S. / Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860 / Fish Hawk or Osprey, Falco Haliaetus. Male, Weak Fish". On the back of the print are two signatures in ink: Bart A. Brown and Nina M. Visscher.

Image of Lithograph - American Sparrow Hawk

Lithograph - American Sparrow Hawk

This is a chromolithograph of an American Sparrow Hawk from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The image depicts three colorful sparrow hawks perching on the branches of a White Walnut three. The little hawks have brown back feathers with black stripes and white underbellies with black spots. Above there yes are blue, orange and yellow crests. The hawk on the lower right appears to have blue and black wings as well as yellow in its tail-feathers. There is a grey deceased bird grasped in the claws of the top right bird. In addition, there are five walnut seeds found in a cluster just between the three birds. Another small cluster of three hanging from a stem to the right of the lo

Image of Lithograph - Bohemian Chatter/Cedar Bird

Lithograph - Bohemian Chatter/Cedar Bird

This is a chromolithograph of both the Bohemian Chatter and Cedar Bird from the Bien edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The Left image depicts two Bohemian Chatters standing on the branches of a Canadian Service Tree. The lower right bird is the male who has bright brown, grey, and black plumage. The tailfeathers also have a yellow stripe on the ends. While the bird's face is red with ruff of tan feathers on its head. The upper left bird is female and has no ruff. The plant itself has a cluster of blue green leaves and bright orange berries. Above the image to the upper left reads, "No. 3-5." and the upper right reads, "PLATE 245." Below the image in the lower left corner reads, "Drawn

Image of Lithograph - Blue Jay

Lithograph - Blue Jay

This is a lithograph on paper that is from the drawings of John James Audubon that is part of "The Birds of America" by Julius Bien. On the upper left-hand corner is a legend that says "No. 2-4", and on the upper right-hand corner is a legend that says "PLATE 231". This lithograph depicts three blue jays breaking eggs after a successful raid. There is a large male in the foreground, and two females located above and to the left. The female to the left has an egg in its beak, and the tree they are perched on has orange and yellow flowers. The legend at the bottom says "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S., F.L.S. / Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1859 / Blue Jay, Curvus Cristatus, / Ma

Image of Lithograph - Carolina Parrot

Lithograph - Carolina Parrot

This is Chromolithograph Carolina Parrott from Bien's Edition of J. J. Audubon's Birds of America.No. 1-7, Plate 278. The image is composed of 9 brightly colored birds perching on a cluster of small branches of Cockle-bur. The all the birds but the middle bird in the bottom three grouping have bright heads yellow with an orange crest around their beak. The middle bird on the bottom three group his completely green from tail to beak. In the upper right is marked "No. 7-1." and the upper right says "PLATE 278." The bottom left legend says "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F. R. S., F. L. S." and the bottom right corner says "Chromolithy by J. Bein, New York 1860."The middle bottom of the le

Image of Lithograph - Ruffed Grouse

Lithograph - Ruffed Grouse

A Chromolithograph print on paper of J. J. Audubon's "Ruffed Grouse" from the Julius Bien Edition of "Birds of America." The image depicts three grouse eating grapes under a grapevine in the forest undergrowth. The Left bird has its wings outstreched and its brown and yellow, diamond spotted back to the viewer. Another bird is on the right also has outstreched wings, showing a white underside with heart shaped spots. Both birds are trying to peck at blue little berries just a bit above the right birds head. The Right bird also has significantly larger blueish black plumage or ruffles on its neck in comparison to the left bird. Between the two birds is another smaller bird with a white belly

Image of Engraving - White Crowned Sparrow

Engraving - White Crowned Sparrow

This is a hand colored engraving of a White Crowned Sparrow from Birds of America. The engraving is based on a nature study by J. J. Audubon and was engraved, printed and coloured by Robert Havell, Jr. in London 1831. The image depicts two sparrows on a branch heavily laden with blue grapes and two large tan and withered leaves. One bird, the male, is easily scene centered in the middle with grey, black and brown plumage. The other bird is only visible from its head poking out from behind the lower leaf. Above the image in the upper left corner reads, "No. 23." and in the upper right "PLATE CXIV." The lower left corner reads "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon F. R. S., F. L. S." and the lowe

Image of Print - Louisiana Heron

Print - Louisiana Heron

This is print number 44, Plate CCXVII, of the series Birds of America, depicting the Louisiana Heron. The tinted lithograph was made from a copperplate engraving and aquatint and was then colored by hand with watercolour. The image depicts the central figure of the Louisiana Heron on the banks of the bayou. The bird is depicted looking backwards toward its tail and the feathers have been colored in blue, gray and white. The background features the Louisiana bayou where you can see the banks of the bayou and trees such as palmettos in the background. The top left of the engraving bears the inscription "No 44." and the top right bears the inscription "PLATE CCXVII." Centered beneath the engravi

Image of Lithograph - American Crow

Lithograph - American Crow

Chromolithograph on paper of a "American Crown" first created by J. J. Audubon for the Bien edition of Audubon's "Birds of America." The image depicts a blueish black crown resting in the lower middle of a large healthy green branch of a Black Walnut tree.The Walnut trees branches are heavily filled with walnut hulls. A small humming bird nest is resting on a small branch just below the crow's feet. The upper right corner reads, "No. 3-1" and the upper left corner reads "PLATE 225." The lower left legend reads "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F. R. S., F. L. S." and the lower right reads "Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860. The middle legend reads "American Crow/CORVUS AMERICANIUS/Mal

Image of Lithograph - White-fronted Goose

Lithograph - White-fronted Goose

This is a chromolithograph on paper based on the drawings by J. J. Audubon's White Fronted Goose from the Bien Edition of "Birds of America." The image depicts two brown, grey and black geese on a green, shell-strewn bank with yellow grass in the background. The left bird is both standing and looking over at the sitting right bird pruning its wing feathers. The upper left corner reads, "No. 14-1." and the upper right corner reads, "PLATE 380." The lower left corner reads "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F. R. S., F. L. S." The Middle legend reads "White-fronted Goose, Lath./ ANSER ALBIFRONS, Bechst./ 1, Male. 2, Female."

Image of Lithograph - Gadwall Duck

Lithograph - Gadwall Duck

This chromolithograph on paper is Gadwall Duck from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. No. 9-3, Plate 388. It depicts two mottled gray and brown ducks with orange-yellow heads. The duck on the right has black and rust on its wings, and both ducks are looking towards the upper left. They are standing on a plateau with a body of water in the background to the left. The legend at the bottom reads: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S., F.L.S. / Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860 / Gadwall Duck / Anas Strepera, L." On the reverse side are two signatures in ink: "Bart A. Brown" and "Nina M. Visscher".

Image of Lithograph - Barn Owl

Lithograph - Barn Owl

This is a Chromolithograph on paper of a Barn Owl by J.J. Audubon from the Bien edition "Birds of America". No. 1-11, Plate 34. It depicts two owls clinging onto thin tree branches in the foreground. The upper owl clutches a squirrel in its left claw. The lower owl has a poorly executed head that is turned upward toward the upper owl. There is a blue river with green forested banks in the background. The legend at the bottom reads: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S., F.L.S. / Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860 / Barn Owl / Strix Flammea. / Male 1. Female 2. / Ground Squirrel Saurus Striatus". On the back are two signatures in ink: Bart A. Brown and Nina M. Visscher.

Image of Lithograph - Mallard Duck

Lithograph - Mallard Duck

This chromolithograph comes from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. No. 2-1, Plate 385. It depicts four ducks in a shallow pool that is surrounded by heavy tall grass in right background. There are two males, which have green heads and brown plumage with blue and white trim. The two females are speckled tan with blue trim. The legend at the bottom reads: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S., F.L.S. / Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1859 / Mallard Duck, Anas Boschas, Linn. 1, Male. 2, Female." On the reverse side are two signatures in ink: Bart A. Brown and Nina M. Visscher.

Image of Lithograph - Arctic Tern/Sandwich Tern

Lithograph - Arctic Tern/Sandwich Tern

This chromolithograph on paper is of the Arctic Tern and Sandwich Tern from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The image that is turned horizontally is of the Sandwich Tern. No. 4-6, Plate 434. It depicts a seabird with a long sharp bill that is standing on one webbed foot to the left of a crayfish on a sea shore. The ocean is in the background. The legend beneath this image reads: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F,R,S. F,L,S. / Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860 / Sandwich Tern / Sterna Cantiaca. Lath / Florida Cray Fish". The vertical image is of an Arctic Tern. No. 4-5, Plate 434. It depicts a seabird that is diving. The seabird is white with an orange curved bill, web

Image of Lithograph - Swainson's Warbler and Bachman's Warbler

Lithograph - Swainson's Warbler and Bachman's Warbler

This is a chromolithographic print on paper dipicting both the Swainson's Warbler and Bachman's Warbler from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The left image depicts the Swainson's Warbler who is perched in the center of a azalea with orange blooms. The bird itself is brown with a yellow belly and is looking up. Just to the left of it and above it to the right are two small butterflies. The butterfly on the left is blue with black linear patterns on its wings. The upper right butterfly is yellow black and orange patterned with large circles imitating eyes on its wings. Just below the image to the left are silhouettes of the bill and toe of the Sylvia veriora and the Sylsvia S

Image of Lithograph - Pipiry Flycatcher, Arkansaw Flycatcher, Swallow Tailed Flycatcher and Says Flycatcher

Lithograph - Pipiry Flycatcher, Arkansaw Flycatcher, Swallow Tailed Flycatcher and Says Flycatcher

This chromolithograph on paper is of the Pipiry Flycatcher, Arkansaw Flycatcher, Swallow Tailed Flycatcher and Says Flycatcher from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The image on the left is of the Pipiry Flycatcher. No. 14-5, Plate 55. It depicts a blue, charcoal and white bird with a red dash on its head. It is perched upon a flowering shrub that has red curled blooms. The legend at the bottom reads: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon. F,R,S. F,L,S. / Pipiry Flycatcher / Muscicapa Dominicensis / Agati grandiflora". The image on the right is of three different birds: the Arkansaw Flycatcher, the Swallow Tailed Flycatcher and the Says Flycatcher. No. 14-6, Plate 54. It depicts f

Image of Lithograph - Rusty Grackle

Lithograph - Rusty Grackle

This chromolithograph on paper is of the Rusty Grackle from Bien's Edition of Audubon's Birds of North America. No. 7-4, Plate 222. It depicts four black birds that are perched upon a tree branch with autumn leaves and blue berries on it. The male is the all-black bird in the center, and there is an adult female in the lower left corner that is black with a greenish striped head. The two birds above are young and they are yellow and black. The legend at the bottom reads: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F,R,S. F,L,S. / Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860 / Rusty Grackle / Quiscalus Ferrugineus. Bonap. / Male, 1. Female, 2. Young, 3. / Black [illegible]". On the reverse side are two sign

Image of Lithograph - Fish Crow

Lithograph - Fish Crow

This chromolithograph on paper is of a Fish Crow from the Bien Edition of Aububon's Birds of America. No. 10-2, Plate 226. It depicts two black Crows perched upon a Honey Locust Tree. The top bird has its left wing raised, and the lower bird has a Crab clutched in its left talon. The tree is heavy with long pods. The legend at the bottom reads: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F,R,S. F,L,S. / Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860 / Fish Crow. Corvus Ossifragus, Wils. Male, 1. Female, 2. Vulgo Honey Locust, Gleditschia triacanthos". On the back of this chromolithograph are two signatures in ink that read: "Bart A. Brown" and "Nina M. Visscher".

Image of Lithograph - White-Crowned Sparrow/White-Throated Sparrow

Lithograph - White-Crowned Sparrow/White-Throated Sparrow

This is a chromolithographic print of two separate images based on life studies by J. J. Audubon for the Bien edition of "Birds of America." The Image on the left depicts a small White Crowned Sparrow resting on a grapevine with two large, green, heart-shaped leaves behind it. Just below this small bird is the head of a female poking out from behind the lower leaf. There are dark blue grapes in two clusters, one connecting the birds visually and the other just at the bottom of the image. The top left corner reads, "No. 10-5." and the top right corner reads, "PLATE 192." Just below on the bottom left reads, "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F. R. S., F. L. S." The legend centered just below

Image of Lithograph - Bewicks Wren and House Wren

Lithograph - Bewicks Wren and House Wren

This is a chromolithographic print on paper depicting both the Bewick Wren and House Wren from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The image on the left depicts the Bewick's wren on a small branch of an Iron wood or Wahoo tree. The little bird is brown with a white belly. It also has a yellow stripe above its eye and black striped tailfeathers. Above the image in the upper left it reads, "No. 14-7" and the upper right reads "PLATE 118." Just below the image on the lower left reads, "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F. R. S., F. L. S." The legend centered below the image reads "Bewick's Wren,/TROGLODYTES BEWICKII. Aud,/ Male./Iron Wood or Wahoo. Ulmas Alata." The Image to