Woman with Cockatoo

  • Peter Oliver Foss, Woman with Cockatoo, ca. 1895-1917, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.112

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Peter Oliver Foss painted a woman in extravagant surroundings to evoke wealth and luxury, but the uncaged bird and spilled fruit suggest that she might want to break free of her constricted world. Rich tones of red and gold paint fill the canvas, highlighting the figure’s elaborate gown and the exotic splendor of her “gilded cage.”

Title
Woman with Cockatoo
Artist
Date
ca. 1895-1917
On View
Dimensions
28 1/8 x 24 1/8 in. (71.3 x 61.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Interior
  • Animal – bird – parrot
  • Figure female
Object Number
1986.65.112
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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