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Martin Johnson Heade
1819-1904
RACKET-TAIL, BRAZIL
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 701,800 USD
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179
Martin Johnson Heade
1819-1904
RACKET-TAIL, BRAZIL
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 701,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Martin Johnson Heade
1819-1904
RACKET-TAIL, BRAZIL
inscribed Racket-Tail Brazil on the reverse
oil on canvas mounted on board
12 1/4 by 10 1/2 in.
(31.1 by 26.7 cm)
Painted circa 1863-65.
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This painting will be included in the forthcoming supplement to Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr.'s catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.  A letter from Mr. Stebbins will accompany the lot.

Provenance

Private Collection, Germany, circa 1960
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., who has kindly examined this work and confirmed its authenticity, writes "The picture relates closely to the Gems of Brazil, the series of hummingbird studies that Heade painted in Brazil and in London in 1863-65.  This work is a variant of the painting called Two Green Breasted Hummingbirds (Private Collection) that was reproduced by Heade in his chromolithograph Brazilian Hummingbirds II.  [This] picture, like the ones I have just mentioned, depicts a male and female pair of racket-tailed coquettes, a species the artist simply called 'racket-tails.'  These birds are native to Rio and northern Brazil."

 

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