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Object Name Lithograph
Title Fork Tailed Flycatcher and Tyrant Flycatcher
Catalog Number 1938.19.56
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-27.5 W-40.938 inches
Description This chromolithograph on paper is the Fork Tailed Flycatcher and Tyrant Flycatcher from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The image on the left is of the Fork Tailed Flycatcher. It depicts a fork tailed blue and black bird with a yellow crown that is perched upon a white flowered tree. No. 8-7, Plate 53. The legend at the bottom reads: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S., F.L.S. / Fork-tailed Flycatcher / Muscicapa Savana. Male. Gordonia Lasianthus." The image on the right is of the Tyrant Flycatcher. It depicts two blue and black birds with a red and yellow crown with a white stomach that are perched in a cottonwood tree. No, 8-8, Plate 56. The legend at the bottom reads: "Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860 / Tyrant Flycatcher / Muscicapa Tyrannus, Briss. 1, Male. & 2, Female. / Cottonwood. Populis candicans." There are two signatures in ink on the reverse side: "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 The Anne Thomas Estate Collection
People Audubon, John James
Bien, Julius
Subjects Paper
Art
Nature
Art reproductions
Birds
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS