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Object Name Lithograph
Title Baltimore Oriole
Catalog Number 1938.19.95
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-40 W-26.813 inches
Description This chromolithograph is from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. No. 4-4, Plate 219. It depicts three yellow and black Orioles perched around a cylindrical nest that is hanging from the branches of a Tulip Tree. The two Orioles to the right are male and there is a brown, orange and black female on the nest. The tree has white and pink blooms. 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 / Baltimore Oriole. Icterus Baltimore. Daud, Adult Male, 1. Male two years old, 2. Female, 3. Tulip Tree Livodendron tulipfera." On the back are two signatures in 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. Baltimore Orioles are migratory type of birds.
Collection The Anne Thomas Estate Collection
People Audubon, John James
Bien, Julius
Subjects Art
Art reproductions
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS