Artist Julius Bien, American, 1826-1909
  • Purple Martin
Date 1860
Medium lithograph in color on wove paper
Dimensions Image: 24 × 18 inches (61 × 45.7 cm)
Sheet: 39 × 25 1/4 inches (99.1 × 64.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Genevieve H. Smiley in memory of her aunt, Lucia Voorhees Grimes
Accession Number F78.57
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, imprinted lower left: Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F. R. S.F. L.S.
Inscribed, lower right: Chromolith V by J. Bien, New York, 1860
Inscribed, lower center: Purple Martin | HIRUNDO PURPUREA.Linn. | Male 1. Female 2. | Calabash
Inscribed, in pencil, above the 45, in plate at upper right: 42
Genevieve H. Smiley;
1978-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)