John Woodhouse Audubon (artist), 1812-1862
Cat Stalking Bird on Bough, 1851
L.S. Tyler Collection, JJA.1938.1255
This is a hand-colored lithograph of John Woodhouse Audubon’s, Puss on a Sporting Expedition, also known as Cat Stalking Bird on Bough. The image shows a cat on a split rail fence poised to catch a song sparrow. There are inscriptions along the bottom edge of print, but much it is cut off. The print on the lower left corner reads, “Drawn on Stone by J C Colen [?].” Beneath the image at center is “….in the year 1851 by J. W. Audubon in the …District Court of South[?]…District of N.Y.” Printed at the lower right side is, “Print by Nagel & Weingaertner N.Y.”
Where can you view this object? As of the writing of this post, the mug is located in storage at the Audubon Museum.
Questions? Contact museum curator Heidi Taylor-Caudill at 502-782-9716 or [email protected].