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Object Name Lithograph
Title Red-Tailed Hawk
Catalog Number 1938.19.58
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-39.75 W-27 inches
Description Chromolithograph print of two Red Tailed Hawks created by J. J. Audubon's for the Bien edition of Birds of America. Depicted in the scene are two read tail hawks fighting mid-air above mountains and a large lake. The upper hawk is diving down to attack the lower hawk that is grasping a wounded hare. The Upper hawk as dark brown plumage on its wings, a bright red tail and a greyish head. While the lower hawk has a white underside and brownish orange tail feathers and head. The upper left text reads, "No. 9-2" and the upper left reads "PLATE 7." On the lower left, the 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 bottom center legend reads, "Red-tailed Hawk, Falco Borealis, Gmel. Male , 1. Female, 2. American Hare. Lepus americanus." Signed on the back is one signature in faded brown ink, "Bart A. Brown."
Notes Audubon was born in 1785 and died in 1851. Bien was born in 1826 and died in 1909. T
Collection Anne Thomas Estate Collection
People Audubon, John James
Bien, Julius
Subjects Art
Birds of prey
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS