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A Concert of Birds

A Concert of Birds

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Description
Mezzotint with etching and aquatint, after painting formerly attributed to Mario dei Fiori, once in the Small Breakfast Room at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Now in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, attributed to Frans Snyders. Print removed from George P. Marsh’s copy of The Houghton Gallery, vol. 2.
It has been suggested that the subject may refer to Aesop’s fable of The Owl and the Birds or it may represent an allegory of Air or Hearing.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
mezzotint
Object Type
Intaglio Processes
date made
1778
engraver
Earlom, Richard
publisher
Boydell, John
artist attribution
dei Fiori, Mario
original artist
Snyders, Frans
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 43.5 cm x 59.5 cm; 17 1/8 in x 23 7/16 in
plate: 41.75 cm x 57.5 cm; 16 7/16 in x 22 5/8 in
ID Number
1978.0534.03.05
accession number
1978.0534
catalog number
1978.0534.03.05
Credit Line
Marsh Collection
subject
Music
Birds
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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