Pavo Nigripennis - Black Shouldered Pea Fowl
Daniel Giraud Elliott, John Gould
On View: Great Hall, Southeast, 1st floor
These two ornithological prints show birds with blue plumage: a western swamphen and a black- shouldered peafowl. The prints by Gould and Elliot—two of the most famous bird artists of the nineteenth century—were hand-colored to give an impression of vivid lifelikeness, and are scientifically accurate as well as artistically captivating. Both men were eminent natural historians and based their studies on direct observation, traveling extensively throughout the world in preparation for their respective publications.
Lithograph in color on wove paper
Gift of the Estate of Emily Winthrop Miles
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Daniel Giraud Elliott (American, 1835-1915). Pavo Nigripennis - Black Shouldered Pea Fowl. Lithograph in color on wove paper, 23 1/4 x 18 1/8 in. (59.1 x 46 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Emily Winthrop Miles, 64.98.205 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.98.205_PS4.jpg)
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