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Object Name Lithograph
Title Rusty Grackle
Catalog Number 1938.19.46
Creator Audubon, John James
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-40.063 W-27 inches
Description This chromolithograph on paper is of the Rusty Grackle from Bien's Edition of Audubon's Birds of North America. No. 7-4, Plate 222. It depicts four black birds that are perched upon a tree branch with autumn leaves and blue berries on it. The male is the all-black bird in the center, and there is an adult female in the lower left corner that is black with a greenish striped head. The two birds above are young and they are yellow and black. 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 / Rusty Grackle / Quiscalus Ferrugineus. Bonap. / Male, 1. Female, 2. Young, 3. / Black [illegible]". On the reverse side are two signatures in ink that read: "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.
Collection Anne Thomas Estate Collection
People Audubon, John James
Bien, Julius
Subjects Art
Art reproductions
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS