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Object Name Lithograph
Title Prairie Titlark and Brown Titlark
Catalog Number 1938.19.84
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-39.938 W-26.875 inches
Description This chromolithograph on paper is of the Prairie Titlark and Brown Titlark from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The image on the top is of the Prairie Titlark. No. 12-9, Plate 150. It depicts a long legged yellow and brown bird that is standing on top of a pile of rocks that is surrounded by grass and flowers. The legend at the bottom reads: "Prairie Titlark Anthus Pupiens, Male. Phlox subulata". The image at the bottom is of the Brown Titlark. No. 12-10, Plate 151. It depicts two long legged birds crouching on a moss-covered pile of rocks with mushrooms at its base. The bird on the left is brown, and the bird on the right is white and brown. The legend at the bottom reads: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F,R,S. F,L,S. / Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860 / Brown Titlark / Anthus Spinoleita, Bonap. / 1. Male. 2. Female". There are two signatures in ink that are on the back that read: "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 Art
Art reproductions
Nature
Paper
Birds
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS