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Object Name Lithograph
Title Scaup Duck
Catalog Number 1971.10.3
Creator Audubon, John James; Bien, Julius
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-17.75 W-23.375 inches
Description Bien Edition: The Birds of America, from Original DrawingsThis is a lithograph print titled "Scaup Duck" features two ducks nesting, one male one female. Inscribed.
Notes Audubon was born in 1785 and died in 1851. Bien was born in 1826 and died in 1909.

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES (1785–1851). John James Audubon, naturalist and painter of American wildlife, was born on April 26, 1785, in Les Cayes, Santo Domingo (Haiti), the illegitimate son of Jean Audubon and Jeanne Rabin(e), a servant who died soon after his birth. His father, a successful French ship captain, merchant, planter, and slave dealer, took him to Nantes, France, where he was adopted and raised by Jean Audubon's wife, Anne (Moynet). Young Audubon showed an early interest in drawing wildlife. In 1803 he traveled to Pennsylvania to manage an estate that his father had purchased in 1789. After a brief return to France between 1805 and 1806, he returned to the United States and married Lucy Bakewell at her home in Pennsylvania in 1808. They moved west to Kentucky soon after.
Collection John Larue Helm III Collection
People Audubon, John James
Bien, Julius
Subjects Prints
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS