The Purple and White Chinese Cock Pheasant and Hen

1748–69
Samuel Dixon (English, active 1748–1769)


Dimensions

Sheet: 25.4 x 19.1 cm (10 x 7 1/2 in.) Framed: 35.2 x 28.9 cm (13 7/8 x 11 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.514

Medium or Technique

Basso relievo in opaque watercolor on paper, attached to wood backing with graphite underdrawing; in frame of the period

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Probably after drawing in George Edwards, History of Uncommon Birds, London, 1743. Related to porcelain bird in Katz Bequest to EDA collection.

Provenance

Estate of Mrs. Sigmund J. Katz; bequest to MFA, November 20, 1988.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection