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Hummingbird and Apple Blossoms  1875

by Martin Johnson Heade

A peripheral member of the Hudson River School, Heade was unique in giving equal attention to landscape and still life throughout his career. He was devoted to natural history and first painted apple blossoms around 1865, when he included them in his extensive series of works featuring hummingbirds in a variety of habitats. In this example, the hummingbird is perched on a ...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art