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A Quick Visit to Hawk Mountain

More about Martin Johnson Heade

IMG_4051 (2)On Monday, I asked readers' help in identifying the hummingbirds in Martin Johnson Heade painting at the Yale Gallery of Art.

I thought the painting was great but was disappointed that the accompanying description did not mention what species of Brazilian hummingbird was depicted.

Pat Price wrote:

"The hummingbird I think is a Sappho Comet. See: 'An Eye For Art-Studying Nature - Martin Johnson Heade.' Thanks for this. I like Johnson's paintings. There's something about his marshes..."

So I looked up "An Eye For Art-Studying Nature - Martin Johnson Heade." Turns out you can download the segment here. It also includes John James Audubon. Doesn't get much better than that. (Thanks, Pat!)

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