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The Birds of America

Artist: John James Audubon (American, 1785 - 1851)

Lithographer: John T. Bowen (1801 - 1856)

Date: 1841
Medium: lithograph on paper, hand-colored and printed text; bound in brown morocco, gilt panelled boards with modern morocco slip cases
Dimensions:
Octavo: 10 x 6 1/2 inches (25.4 x 16.5 cm)
Classification: Information Artifacts
Inscribed: Crested Titmouse Inscription: No. 25. (upper left); Pl. 125 (upper right); R.T. (center below image); Crested Titmouse/ 1. Male. 2.Female./ White Pine. Pinus Stobus. (lower center); Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon. F.R.S.F.L.S (lower left); Lithd. Printed & Cold. by J.T. Bowen Philada. (lower right); 1. (to the left of the upper bird's head); 2. (to the left of the lower bird's head)
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1992
Object number: 11.1.18.B
Accession Number: 1992.3.1.B
DescriptionThere are 500 plates contained in the 7 volumes. Volume includes plates 71-140. Endicott was lithographer for plates 136-140.

Provenance: Purchased April 29, 1992 through (Christie's, New York, New York) by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation[1]; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. J.J. Audubon, The Birds of America & Other Important Books on April 24, 1992, sale 7482, lot 3
Exhibitions:
  • Drawn to Life: Audubon's Legacy