Picture of a Bird

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-11306

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

Descriptive Terms

pictures (two-dimensional representations)
feather (material)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
feather (material)
Unidentified Paper
Watercolor
Feather
Bird
PICTURE, ANIMAL

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8 x 11.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1653.1