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Object Name Lithograph
Title Yellow-Breasted Chat
Catalog Number 1938.19.67
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-39.5 W-27.875 inches
Description This is a Chromolithographic print on paper of the "Yellow Breasted Chat" first sketched by J. J. Audubon for the Bien Edition of "Birds of America." The greenish hued image depicts four little yellow belly birds living around a birds nest. The plant that is nest is resting on is called sweet briar and has vines of little white and yellow flowers. Two birds are flying high above the nest and one of the lower birds is feeding a small worm to the young resting in the nest. In the upper left corner it says "No. 10-4" and the upper right corner says "PLATE 244." The lower left 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 middle legend reads, "Yellow-breasted Chat,/ ICTERIA VIRDIS. Bonap, Males, 1. Female, 2./ Sweet Briar Rosa rubiginosa." 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
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS