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A Perch of Birds  1880

by Hector Giacomelli

Twenty-four finches, varying in pose and color, are perched in a row. This watercolor is a variant of one of the artist's most popular subjects, "Un bâton de cage." Another variation of this composition in the Lucas Collection of The Baltimore Museum of Art is inscribed: "Giacomelli a Mr. Lucas affecteux souvenir d'une aquarelle." Henri Beraldi wrote of this artist, "Giaco...
H: 7 x W: 19 1/16 in. (17.8 x 48.4 cm)
Watercolor over graphite underdrawing heightened with white and gum on cream, thick, heavily textured wove paper
Creative Commons License, Courtesy of The Walters Art Museum

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