N.d., circa 1930s. The birds include the common gaulin, a sparrow, hummingbirds, an olive warbler, various quits, a jumping dick, a nightingale, a Jamaican Robin, a golden crown canary, a woodpecker, a rosate stitls, etc. The birds are listed with both their common and scientific names on two sheets of lined paper inserted into the album. The paintings are done onto a handkerchief fabric, and the swatches are 17 cm square, with tissue guards both front and back, and these are placed loosely between paper leaves of this album, which itself is quarto sized, 29 by 22 cm. The dating is based on a small gift card, which carries the date of 1936, and so we assume that paintings were bought shortly before the gift was made, and the paintings sometime before the collection was purchased. In all likelihood, the paintings were done as souvenirs in Jamaica, and the artist(s) is anonymous. The images, though, are delectible, very rich in their color, and quite attentive to detail while not losing the charm of folk art. Clipped to a prelim leaf are two typed pages listing the birds represented in both their common and latinate names. In the back is a large photo of the assumed album compiler posing next to a massive swordfish he had just caught. Other than a few flattened creases, the paintings and their fabric bases are in fine condition. The outer album is not intrinsic to the images, but in any case, the leather is chipped and worn. Rebacked with a mottled brown calf. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Album of Twenty-Four Exquisite Original ...
Book Condition: Very Good
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