Cattleya Orchid with Two Hummingbirds
Martin Johnson Heade - circa 1880
900 x 682 • 197 KB
Heade travelled to Brazil from 1863 to 1864 to paint an extensive series of small works, eventually numbering over forty, depicting hummingbirds. He intended the series for a planned book titled \"The Gems of Brazil\", but the book was never published due to financial difficulty and Heade\'s concerns about the quality of the reproductions. He continued to paint romantic works of tropical birds and lush foliage into his late career.
Owner/Location: Newark Museum  (United States - Newark, New Jersey)
Dates: circa 1880
Artist age:Approximately 61 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 41.28 cm (16.25 in.), Width: 53.98 cm (21.25 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member on 24 August 2010.
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