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Object Name Lithograph
Title Blue Jay
Catalog Number 1938.19.11
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1859
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-39.75 W-26.813 inches
Description This is a lithograph on paper that is from the drawings of John James Audubon that is part of "The Birds of America" by Julius Bien. On the upper left-hand corner is a legend that says "No. 2-4", and on the upper right-hand corner is a legend that says "PLATE 231". This lithograph depicts three blue jays breaking eggs after a successful raid. There is a large male in the foreground, and two females located above and to the left. The female to the left has an egg in its beak, and the tree they are perched on has orange and yellow flowers. The legend at the bottom says "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S., F.L.S. / Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1859 / Blue Jay, Curvus Cristatus, / Male 1. Female 2, 3." On the back of this lithograph are two signatures: 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
Art reproductions
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS