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Maker(s):Audubon, John James (after); Lizars, William Home (engraved and colored by)
Culture:American (Audubon 1785 - 1851) (Lizars 1788 - 1859)
Title:Black Billed Cuckoo, Plate II from Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Its Territories by John James Audubon
Date Made:1821 or 1822 painted; 1822 published
Materials:engraving and aquatint printed in black with hand coloring on J. Whatman ivory wove paper
Place Made:United States
Measurements:sheet: 24 5/8 x 37 15/16 in.; 62.5475 x 96.3613 cm; plate: 21 1/8 x 26 5/8 in.; 53.6575 x 67.6275 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscribed in plate at upper center: PLATE II, at upper left: Black billed Cuckoo. / COCCYZUS ERYTHROPHTHALMUS. / Plant Popaw Porceliatriloba, at lower left: Drawn by J. J. Audubon M.W.S., at lower right: Engraved by W.H. Lizars Edin.r
Accession Number:  SC 1983.5.1
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. John D. Upton (Eleanor Bingham, class of 1934)
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

Two birds in a tree one has a butterfly in its beak; nature; biology

birds; water; natural history; nature; trees; butterflies

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