East Indian by Beverly Hackett

East Indian by Beverly Hackett

East Indian

Beverly Hackett

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Title

East Indian

 
Artist
Year
1967  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
12 1/2 x 22" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
25 of 25  
Annotations
pencil titled, dated and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
soft white wove paper 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
14631 
Price
$750.00 
Description

Beverly Hackett chose a large format for this elegant color woodcut, the image alone measuring nearly two feet across, and in doing so has made her subjects even more regal than might be obvious at first glance. As is typical of Hackett’s work, she has captured the character of the proud bird with aplomb. Her use of rich cranberry red, midnight blue, pine green, silvery gray and lavender lends itself to showy appearance of the Indian Peafowl - one peacock and two peahens - with their breast-forward stance and distinctive crests.

This species of peafowl is the national bird of India. The male possesses the long train that includes the extravagant tail “covert” feathers, which he displays in a fan-like manner during courtship. Peafowl are members of the pheasant family and they nest on the ground and roost in trees.

 

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