Exhibitions: Tigers of Wrath: Watercolors by Walton Ford

Walton Ford. Madagascar.

Walton Ford (American, b. 1960). Madagascar, 2002. Watercolor, gouache, ink, and pencil on paper. Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery

Images of trade and piracy prevail in this picture featuring the now extinct elephant bird of Madagascar. Cited below the images are impressions of the island by Etienne de Flacourt (1607–1660), the French governor of Madagascar installed by the French East India Company in 1648.