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Object Name Lithograph
Title Winter Wren/Wood Wren
Catalog Number 1938.19.49
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-27 W-40 inches
Description This is a chromolithograph on paper of two images on one paper. Both images were created by J. J. Audubon for the Bien edition of "Birds of America." The Image on the left depicts the Wood Wren, who is sitting in front of two small plants. One of the plants appears like a small stem with leaves and the other plant is a larger broad leafed plant with a steam containing 4 blue berries. Just below the wren are some little stems with red berries, grasses, and a brown dirt textured surface. The top left corner of this image says "No. 7-7" and the top right says "PLATE 119." The lower left corner reads "Drawn from Nature by J. j. Audubon, F. R. S. , F. L. S," and the center legend reads "Wood Wren./TROGLODYES AMERICANA./Male/Smilacina borealis." The right image is a depiction of four birds of two other species of Wrens, the Winter Wren and Wood Wren, resting around lichen and a moss covered fallen log. The Female Rock Wren is the largest, and is the top left bird resting on a small branch. The other three birds are all Winter Wrens. The Male is resting on the log just below the Rock Wren and the Female is on the other side of the log. An juvenile is on the upper right on the other small branch. The top left corner of this image reads "No. 7-7." and the top right corner reads "PLATE 121-116." The lower right corner reads, "chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860." Below the image on thee left reads, "Winter Wren/SYLVIA TROGLODYES./Male 1. Female 2. Young in Autumn 3" and below on the right reads, "Rock Wren/TROGLODYTES OBSELATA, Say./Female 4." There are two signatures on the back signed 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 Audubon, John James
Bien, Julius
Subjects Art
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS