Poultry Yard

Max Rudolf Schramm-Zittau (German, 1874–1929)


Dimensions

125.1 x 201 cm (49 1/4 x 79 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.9

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

While this painting might be categorized as a landscape or even a scene of daily life, it has the tight focus and deliberate arrangement of interrelated forms that characterize still-life compositions. Unlike most still lifes, however, there is a suggestion of a story here, as the male turkey and peacock, each surrounded by females, confront each other across the poultry yard.

Inscription

Upper right: R U D O L F S C H R A M M -ZITTAU

Provenance

1911, Hugo Reisinger (b. 1856 - d. 1914), New York; gift of Reisinger to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Gift of Hugo Reisinger