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Pavo Nigripennis - Black Shouldered Pea Fowl

Daniel Giraud Elliott, John Gould

American Art

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.
MEDIUM Lithograph in color on wove paper
DIMENSIONS 23 1/4 x 18 1/8 in. (59.1 x 46 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Emily Winthrop Miles
RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 64.98.205_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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