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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photography by Dwight Primiano.
Title:

Black-throated Mango

The Gems of Brazil

Artist: Martin Johnson Heade (1819 - 1904)
Date: ca. 1863-1864
Dimensions:
12 1/4 x 10 in. (31.1 x 25.4 cm)
Framed: 18 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (47 x 41.9 x 9.5 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2006.83
Place Depicted:
Terms
On View
Accession Number: 2006.83
Provenance(probably) to Sir Morton Peto [1809-1889], London, England; (country auction, England, before 1939); purchased by Lord Kenneth Clark [1903-1983], England, before 1939; to James Clark [b. 1960] (his grandson), England; to (Alex Reid & Lefevre Ltd, London, England); to (Hirschl & Adler, New York, NY); to (Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, NY), by 1981; purchased by Alex and Marie Manoogian Foundation, Taylor, MI; purchased by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, 2006
Label TextObsessed with hummingbirds from a young age, Martin Johnson Heade traveled to Brazil in 1863-64 to study and depict the birds in their natural setting, because a majority of the species could only be found there. Titling his series of paintings “The Gems of Brazil,” Heade used brilliant colors to show the jewellike beauty of the birds’ feathers.
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