Artist Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819-1904
Title
  • Hummingbirds and Orchids
Date 1880s
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 14 1/4 × 22 1/4 inches (36.2 × 56.5 cm)
Framed: 21 5/8 × 31 1/2 × 5 inches (54.9 × 80 × 12.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. Fund
Accession Number 47.36
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W280, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, lower right: M. J. Heade
Mrs. R. O'Hair (Detroit, Michigan, USA).
1947-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA 27, 1 (1947): p. 16.

The Bird in Art. Exh. cat., University of Arizona. Tucson, 1964, no. 112.

The Painter and the New World. Exh. cat., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Montreal, 1967, no. 312.

The Lives of the Painters, Volume 4. London, 1969 (pl. 343).

Nineteenth-Century American Paintings and Sculpture: Centennial Exhibition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1970, no. 141 (ill.).

Stebbins, T.E., Jr. The Life and Works of Martin Johnson Heade. New Haven, 1975, p. 267 (ill.).

Martin Johnson Heade. Exh. cat., Cummer Gallery of Art. Jacksonville, FL, 1981, p. 26, no. 12.

“Family Art Game.” DIA Advertising Supplement. Detroit News (April 10, 1983): p. 4 (ill.).