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Object Name Lithograph
Title Fish Hawk or Osprey
Catalog Number 1938.19.64
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-40.125 W-27.5 inches
Description This chromolithograph on paper is from the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America. No. 1-10, Plate 288. It depicts an Osprey, or Fish Hawk, with spread wings as it clutches a freshly caught fish in its talons. The bird is gray and brown with a white underbelly and steaked head. 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 Hawk or Osprey, Falco Haliaetus. Male, Weak Fish". On the back of the print 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. The Osprey is a summer resident in Western Kentucky.
Collection The Anne Thomas Estate Collection
People Audubon, John James
Bien, Julius
Subjects Birds of prey
Fish hawks
Fish
Art
Art reproductions
Paper
Nature
Birds
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS