Picture of a Bird

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-11307

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

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

1991.1653.2