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Object Name Lithograph
Title Black Vulture or Carrion Crow
Catalog Number 1938.19.85
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-27 W-40 inches
Description This is a chromolithograph on paper of the Black Vulture or Carrion Crow from Bien's Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The image depicts two black and blue winged black crows, with grey textured heads, peeking at the head of a fallen male dear. They are surrounding by a healthy green scene with weeping willows filling the background along a lakeshore off in the distance. It reads in the upper left, "No. 13-1" and in the upper right "PLATE 3." Below the image on the lower left reads, "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F. R. S., F. L. S." and on the lower right reads, "Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1860." The legend centered below the image reads, "Black Vulture or Carrion Crow, CATHARTES IOTA. Male 1. and Female 2. American Deer, Cervus virginianus."
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
Bird watching
Birding (Bird watching)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS