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Object Name Lithograph
Title Fish Crow
Catalog Number 1938.19.65
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-39.938 W-26.875 inches
Description This chromolithograph on paper is of a Fish Crow from the Bien Edition of Aububon's Birds of America. No. 10-2, Plate 226. It depicts two black Crows perched upon a Honey Locust Tree. The top bird has its left wing raised, and the lower bird has a Crab clutched in its left talon. The tree is heavy with long pods. 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 / Fish Crow. Corvus Ossifragus, Wils. Male, 1. Female, 2. Vulgo Honey Locust, Gleditschia triacanthos". On the back of this chromolithograph are two signatures 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
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS