Featherwork picture of a black-hooded oriole, late 19th century?
- 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 ManuscriptsQL674.4 .F43 1850aYale Center for British Art, Gift of Bruce Marshall Rare BooksAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- 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]."
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.
- Subject Terms:
- Birds -- Pictorial works.Black-hooded oriole.Oriolus.Ornithology -- Great Britain.
- Feather (material)
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