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The Ornithologist

Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

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In a room an elderly bearded man reclines on a sofa. He holds a stuffed red bird while at his side two children gaze eagerly at the bird, while a young woman leans over him. At the head of the sofa are a boy and girl and seated at the foot a young girl. To the right are drawers containing specimens of birds and others lie on the covering of the sofa. To the left is a table with a glass globe and an owl.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    160.7 x 215.9 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 1907


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Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG Scotland

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