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Bairds Trogon

A work made of watercolor over touches of graphite on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of watercolor over touches of graphite on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1985

Artist:

Robert Lostutter
American, born 1939

About this artwork

Lostutter also is known for colorful images of mysteriously feather-masked men who seem to belong to exotic tribes. This watercolor derives its title from a species of bird, Baird’s trogon; males of this species are renowned for having deep blue feathers and a bright red breast, colors reflected in the mask seen here.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Robert Lostutter

Title

Bairds Trogon

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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1985

Medium

Watercolor over touches of graphite on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 58.5 × 85.7 cm (23 1/16 × 33 3/4 in.); Sheet: 69.8 × 97 cm (27 1/2 × 38 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Illinois Arts Council, Dart Gallery and the artist; Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Prize fund income

Reference Number

1985.348

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