Heade, Martin Johnson - Hummingbird Perched on the Orchid Plant Fine Art Print
A museum quality print of Hummingbird Perched on the Orchid Plant painted by Martin Johnson Heade in the year 1901. This painting was sold by Christie's in 2012 for a grand total of 1,082,000.00 against an estimate of 600,000 to 800,000.00. Heade became fascinated with the tropical flora and fauna, particularly the orchids, he encountered while he was studying and painting hummingbirds in Brazil between 1863 and 1865. It was not however, until after returning to the United States from Jamaica in 1870 that Heade began to consider painting the flowers. He combined the two elements, orchids and hummingbirds, for the first time in 1871 and the resultant works have since been considered high points of his artistic achievements. In this painting, Hummingbird Perched on the Orchid, Heade follows the general pattern that he developed for the series, he usually emphasized the foreground objects, contrasting them with a hazy vista in the background. In this example, the pale lavender, pink and rose of the fragile flower at the right and the throat of the hummingbird, combined with the rich greens of the forest and misty gray skies in the distance, truly create a sense of the vibrancy and awe of nature
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a print made from the painting entitled Hummingbird Perched on the Orchid Plant by Martin Johnson Heade.