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Object Name Lithograph
Title Carolina Parrot
Catalog Number 1938.19.43
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-39.75 W-27 inches
Description This is Chromolithograph Carolina Parrott from Bien's Edition of J. J. Audubon's Birds of America.No. 1-7, Plate 278. The image is composed of 9 brightly colored birds perching on a cluster of small branches of Cockle-bur. The all the birds but the middle bird in the bottom three grouping have bright heads yellow with an orange crest around their beak. The middle bird on the bottom three group his completely green from tail to beak. In the upper right is marked "No. 7-1." and the upper right says "PLATE 278." The bottom left legend says "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F. R. S., F. L. S." and the bottom right corner says "Chromolithy by J. Bein, New York 1860."The middle bottom of the legend states, "Carolina Parot/ Psittacus Carolinensis. Linn./ Males 1. Females 2. Young 3./ Cockle-bur. Xanthium strumarium." Signed in Brown faded brown ink on the back are two signatures, "Bart N. Brown," and "Nina M. Vissclur."

Notes Audubon was born in 1785 and died in 1851. Bien was born in 1826 and died in 1909. Eleven other species besides the Carolina Parrott have also disappeared - Anhinga, Greater Prairie-Chicken, Northern Pintail, Virginia Rail, Lesser Scaup, Upland Sandpiper, American Swallow-tailed Kite, Black Tern, Passenger Pigeon, Ivory-billed Woodpecker, and Bachman's Warbler;
Collection The Anne Thomas Estate Collection
People Bien, Julius
Audubon, John James
Subjects Birds
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS