‘Old Acquaintance’ – woodcock
Lady Letitia Louisa Kerr, was a well-respected miniaturist and I was fascinated to discover within her painting box a small cardboard container with some woodcock feathers inside. On the lid, in faded copperplate handwriting, were the words “Woodcock’s feathers for miniature painting”. This amazingly is the ONLY evidence that pin-feathers were indeed used for art, and one even had some traces of paint on its tip. I was extremely fortunate to be given a couple of these feathers, which must be between 150 and 185 years old, and I could not resist trying them out. The result is this unique painting which I called ‘Old Acquaintance’.
Beautifully framed to conservation standards, in a real walnut veneer with a triple, thick mount.
Image size = 130 x 160 mm
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