Artists are fascinated by birds, their physical appearance, their alluring behaviors, and their symbolic meaning. Some artists find the plumage of birds irresistible—Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) and the parrot, for example, or Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904) and the hummingbird. Other artists are captivated by the endearing charm of the sparrow or the elegance of the peacock. Our notecard box features twelve birds, from a span of centuries and a range of continents: an aviary from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
3 each of 12 images, 36 cards and 38 envelopes per box. 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''.