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Hummingbird and Passionflowers  1885

by Martin Johnson Heade

From 1880 to 1904, Heade, an ardent devotee of natural history, contributed over one hundred letters and articles on hummingbirds and related topics to “Forest and Stream.” Although he was fascinated with the painting of hummingbirds as early as 1862, the majority of his compositions date between 1875 and 1885, after his final trip to South America. The particular species ...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art