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Chickens

Item

Title

Chickens

Creator

William Baptiste Baird
American, 1847–1917

Date

c.1885

Materials

Watercolor on paper

Description

Little is known about the life of Chicago-born artist William Baptiste Baird, but he produced a large body of work focused primarily on farmyard animals, particularly roosters and hens. Baird trained in Paris and seems to have been more active abroad—exhibiting consistently at the Paris Salon and the Royal Academy in London—than in the United States. In this watercolor, Baird captured the feisty fowl with characteristically assured handling of the subject.

Source

The John Driscoll American Drawings Collection

Identifier

2018.95

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses may not be permitted.