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Object Name Lithograph
Title Red-Headed Duck
Catalog Number 1938.19.52
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-26.875 W-39.875 inches
Description This is a chromolithograph on paper of the "Red Headed Duck" by J. J. Audubon created for the Bien Edition of "Birds of America." The image depicts two ducks resting on a brown dirt surface with tall green grass and a blue clouded sky in the background. The lower right bird is sitting compactly is covered in brown feathers. The right bird is streching its head out and walking. It has a reddish-brown head and dark brown neck and blueish body feathers and beak. In the upper left corner it reads "No. 8-2" and the upper right corner reads "PLATE 396." The lower left section reads "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F. R. S., F. L. S." and the lower right section reads "Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860." The Middle legend reads "Red-headed Duck, FULIGULA FERINA, STEPH./ Male, 1. Female, 2." On the back are written 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 Anne Thomas Estate Collection
People Bien, Julius
Audubon, John James
Subjects Art
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS