Hummingbirds and Orchids, 1880s

  • Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819-1904

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 14 1/4 × 22 1/4 inches (36.2 × 56.5 cm)
  • 21 5/8 × 31 1/2 × 5 inches (54.9 × 80 × 12.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. Fund

47.36

On View

  • American W284

Department

American Art before 1950

Signed, lower right: M. J. Heade

Mrs. R. O'Hair (Detroit, Michigan, USA). 1947-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bulletin of the DIA 27, 1 (1947): p. 16. The Bird in Art. Exh. cat., University of Arizona. Tucson, 1964, no. 112. The Painter and the New World. Exh. cat., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Montreal, 1967, no. 312. The Lives of the Painters, Volume 4. London, 1969 (pl. 343). Nineteenth-Century American Paintings and Sculpture: Centennial Exhibition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1970, no. 141 (ill.). Stebbins, T.E., Jr. The Life and Works of Martin Johnson Heade. New Haven, 1975, p. 267 (ill.). Martin Johnson Heade. Exh. cat., Cummer Gallery of Art. Jacksonville, FL, 1981, p. 26, no. 12. “Family Art Game.” DIA Advertising Supplement. Detroit News (April 10, 1983): p. 4 (ill.).

Martin Johnson Heade, Hummingbirds and Orchids, 1880s, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. Fund, 47.36.