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Picture of a Bird

Description

Of rectangular format, of a bird composed of feathers. A brown and white flecked bird, with grey painted legs and beak, the eye of cut-out paper; it is standing on a jutting rock in a minimally sketched island of landscape. The land scape consists of a patch of grassy area, a white flower at the right edge and grassy tufts scattered about with two stylized pines to the far left. The bird stands in profile facing right. It is framed and glazed, the frame has a gilded inner lip, with an ebonized outer edge and facing molding painted to look like walnut.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
feather (material)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Bird
Feather
feather (material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
paper (fiber product)
PICTURE, ANIMAL
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
Unidentified Paper
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
Dimensions
8 x 11.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1653.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11306

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