tan bird with muted yellow at top of tailfeathers, in profile from PL, on a branch; blue-green mottled background of leaves against the sky

%C2%A9 Estate Allen W. Seaby

Cuckoo, c. 1915-1926

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Gift of Marla J. Kinneyexpand_more  2018.43.16

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If Allen Seaby’s cuckoo has a slight feel of a scientific specimen, that’s because it was modeled after a painting he did for The British Bird Book (1910–13), a survey of bird behavior. He depicted his subject making its “cuckoo” sound, which, as the text explains, is “uttered with the bill closed, or almost so.”

Details
Title
Cuckoo
Artist Life
1867–1953
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.43.16
Provenance
(Michael Campbell, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, until 2017; sold to Kinney); Marla J. Kinney, Minneapolis (2017-18)
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tan bird with muted yellow at top of tailfeathers, in profile from PL, on a branch; blue-green mottled background of leaves against the sky

© Estate Allen W. Seaby

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