Library Catalog - Kentucky Historical Society

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Lithograph
Title Pipiry Flycatcher, Arkansaw Flycatcher, Swallow Tailed Flycatcher and Says Flycatcher
Catalog Number 1938.19.96
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-27.063 W-40.063 inches
Description This chromolithograph on paper is of the Pipiry Flycatcher, Arkansaw Flycatcher, Swallow Tailed Flycatcher and Says Flycatcher from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The image on the left is of the Pipiry Flycatcher. No. 14-5, Plate 55. It depicts a blue, charcoal and white bird with a red dash on its head. It is perched upon a flowering shrub that has red curled blooms. The legend at the bottom reads: "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon. F,R,S. F,L,S. / Pipiry Flycatcher / Muscicapa Dominicensis / Agati grandiflora". The image on the right is of three different birds: the Arkansaw Flycatcher, the Swallow Tailed Flycatcher and the Says Flycatcher. No. 14-6, Plate 54. It depicts five birds that are perched on two different tree limbs. There are also two yellow moths flying between the two tree limbs. The two birds on the top limb are brown and yellow-orange with black tails. The two birds on the lower limb to the right have blue-gray shoulders, yellow stomachs and a red tufted head. The bird that is on the lower limb to the left has a split pink and black tail with a gray body, white stomach and a blue head. The legend at the bottom reads: "Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860 / Arkansaw Flycatcher / Muscicapa Verticalis, Bonap. / 1 Male, 2 Female / Swallow Tailed Flycatcher / Muscicapa Forficata, Gme. / 3 Male / Says Flycatcher / Muscicapa Saya, Bonap. / 4 Male, 5 Female". There are two signatures on the back in ink 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
Paper
Nature
Birds
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS