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Featherwork picture of a black-hooded oriole.

Great Britain, late 19th century?
Physical Description:
1 picture : bird feathers, watercolor ; image 10 x 13 cm, on sheet 11 x 19 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QL674.4 .F43 1850a
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Bruce Marshall Rare Books
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
A description of how to make similarly constructed pictures of birds with natural feathers is given in: Elegant arts for ladies (London : Ward and Lock, 1861).
Cased with a similar picture of a common pheasant, presumably by the same creator.
Illustration of a black-hooded oriole (Oriolus xanthornus ceylonensis), by an unidentified artist, late 19th century. The body of the species is formed by real bird feathers; the remainder of the picture is supplied with watercolor. The image depicts the oriole perched upon a small stub of a tree. The back of the sheet is inscribed: "Oriolus ceylonensis [illegible]."
Subject Terms:
Birds -- Pictorial works.
Black-hooded oriole.
Ornithology -- Great Britain.
Feather (material)

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