Rusty Crow-Blackbird (Plate 222 from the first octavo edition of "The Birds of America"

John James Audubon, American (born Haiti), 1785 - 1851



Hand-colored lithograph on paper

Image: 7 3/16 × 5 in. (18.3 × 12.7 cm)

Sheet: 10 3/4 × 7 1/16 in. (27.3 × 17.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Transferred from the Hanover Inn



John T. Bowen, Philadelphia


Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Printed, upper left corner: No. [o in superscript] 45.; printed, upper right corner: Pl. 222.; printed, in image, upper center: 3.; printed, in image, center right: 2.; printed, in image, center left: 1.; printed, below image, lower left: Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon. F.R.S.F.L.S.; printed, below image, lower center: Rusty Crow Blackbird. / 1. Male. 2. Female 3. Young. / Black Haw.; printed, below image, lower right: Lith.d [d in superscript] Printed & Col.d [d in superscript] by J. T. Bowen, Philad.a [a in superscript]


The Hanover Inn, Hanover, New Hampshire; transferred to present collection, 2013.

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