Dominicans in Feathers

Henry Stacy Marks

Dominicans in Feathers
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 11cm

Description

The title compares the black and white plumage of the penguins to the black and white robes of Dominican monks. It was intended to be both gently comic and more bitingly satirical. Marks was noted for both his humourous subjects and his paintings of birds. In his autobiography he notes that birds made better models that humans, since they were less conceited, less greedy and less boring.

Image Details

Artist
 
Dimensions
 
620mm x 1855mm
Medium
 
Oil on canvas.
Acquisition
 
Presented by Sir John Holder, 1890.
Accession Number
 
1890P84

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