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De Scott Evans 1847 - 1898

40,000 - 60,000 USD
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  • De Scott Evans
  • Homage to a Parrot
  • signed with the artist's initials D.S.E., u.l.
  • oil on canvas
  • 20 by 16 in.
  • (50.8 by 40.6 cm)
  • Painted circa 1890.


Oscar and Maria Salzer, Los Angeles, California, by 1965
Gift to the present owner from the above, 1982


Charlotte, North Carolina, The Mint Museum of Art, The Salzer Collection, February-March 1965
Los Angeles, California, University of Southern California; Seattle, Washington, Seattle Museum of Art; Honolulu, Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Art; Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Reality and Deception, October 1974-April 1975
Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, Transformations in Cleveland Art 1796 - 1946, May-July 1996, illustrated
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l'Oeil Painting, October 2002-March 2003, no. 68, p. 265, illustrated in color
Nagoya City, Japan, Nagoya City Art Museum; Tokyo, Japan, Bunkamura Museum of Art; Kobe, Japan, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Visual Deception, April-November 2009, no. 41


Donald J. Brewer, "Reality and Deception: Exhibition at the University of Southern California," American Art Review, January-February 1975, illustrated in color p. 85
Portraits of Objects: Oscar and Maria Salzer Collection, Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History and Science, 1984, no. 14, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

Translated from French, the inscription reads: "This parrot was found in South America and from there taken to Paris, where he learned to speak the French language for many years. At the age of twenty he died and was stuffed and now here he is. -Pierre Gastereau"