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Picture of a Bird

Description

Of rectangular format, of a bird composed of feathers. A bird with a blue head and neck and a brown body flecked with blue and green-brown. The birds stands in a small oval of landscape, the mirror of 1991.1653.1, except that instead of pines there is a sinuous tree with four feathery, leaf laden branches. The landscape consists of a patch of grassy area, a white flower at the right edge and grassy tufts scattered about. The bird stands in profile facing left. It is framed and glazed, with the frames having 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
1991.1653.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11307

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