Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Cattleya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds Martin Johnson Heade Date: 1871 Style: Romanticism Genre: flower painting Media: oil, mahogany panel Dimensions: 45.6 x 34.8 cm Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, US Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattleya_Orchid_and_Three_Hummingbirds File Source: en.wikipedia.org References: www.nga.gov Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x570px, View all sizes Cattleya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds is an oil on mahogany panel picture by Martin Johnson Heade acquired by the National Gallery of Art in 1982. Inspired perhaps by the works of Charles Darwin and Frederic Edwin Church, Heade planned to produce a deluxe book in the 1860s depicting Brazilian hummingbirds in tropical settings, and, to that end, created a series of 40 small pictures called The Gems of Brazil. The project was abandoned, but Heade retained his interest in hummingbirds and continued to paint them in combination with orchids and jungle backgrounds through the 1870s. The NGA describes the work: "Lichen covers dead branches; moss drips from trees; and, a blue-gray mist veils the distant jungle. An opulent pink orchid with light-green stems and pods dominates the left foreground." On the right, two green-and-pink Brazilian Amethysts hover about a nest while a red-tailed Sappho Comet perches nearby. Martin Johnson Heade Famous works Thunderstorm on Narragansett Bay Martin Johnson Heade · 1868 Sailing off the Coast Martin Johnson Heade · 1869 Cattleya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds Martin Johnson Heade · 1871 Jersey Marshes Martin Johnson Heade · 1874 Sunlight and Shadow: The Newbury Marshes Martin Johnson Heade · 1871 - 1875 Giant Magnolias on a Blue Velvet Cloth Martin Johnson Heade · 1890 View all 40 artworks Related Artworks Branch of apple blossoms Gustave Courbet Hollyhocks in a Copper Bowl Gustave Courbet Basket of Flowers Gustave Courbet Still Life of Flowers Gustave Courbet Bouquet of Flowers Gustave Courbet Bouquet of flowers Gustave Courbet Bouquet of flowers Gustave Courbet Coast of Labrador William Bradford Sunset in the Valley William Hart In the Adirondacks William Hart Coast of Labrador William Bradford Autumn Wood William Hart Low Tide, Labrador William Bradford Mountain Lake with Figures William Hart Coastal Scene at Sunset William Bradford Iceberg William Bradford The Panther, Icebound William Bradford Scene near Albany William Hart Ice Floes under the Midnight Sun William Bradford Autumn on the Lake William Hart 1 Load more Advertisement.