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Object Name Lithograph
Title Blackwinged Hawk
Catalog Number 1938.19.23
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-40 W-27 inches
Description This is a chromolithograph on paper of the Black-winged Hawk from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The image depicts two white hawks with grey and black wings that have orange eyes and yellow feet and beaks. The male is perched on a tree branch with its head turned to the viewers direction. He appears to be trying to duck out of the way of the diving female above him on his left. Behind the scene is a color wash of bright blue. Above the image in the upper left corner reads, "No. 4-2" and the upper right corner reads, "PLATE 16." Just below the image in the lower left corner reads, "Drawn by Nature by J. J. Audubon, F. R. S., F. L. S." While the lower right corner reads, "Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860." The legend centered below the image reads, "Black-winged Hawk/ FALCO DISPAR, Temm./Male 1. Female 2." There are two signatures signed in faded brown ink on the reverse, "Bart A. Brown" and "Nina M. Visscher."
Notes Audubon was born in 1785 and died in 1851. Bien was born in 1826 and died in 1909.
Collection Anne Thomas Estate Collection
People Audubon, John James
Bien, Julius
Subjects Art
Bird watching
Birding (Bird watching)
Birds of prey
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS