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Object Name Lithograph
Title American Crow
Catalog Number 1938.19.15
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-40 W-27 inches
Description 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/Male./Black Walnut. Juglans nigra/Nest of a Ruby-throated Humming Bird." On the back are two signatures in faded brown ink, "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 Bien, Julius
Audubon, John James
Subjects Art
Birds
Lithographs
Lithography
Nature
Prints
Zoology
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS