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And frogs in the pools, singing at night
  • Matthew Day Jackson
    born 1974
    born: Panorama City, California, United States
  • And frogs in the pools, singing at night, 2015–2016
  • There Will Come Soft Rains
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 313 x 458 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 5/16 x 18 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 520 x 685 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20 1/2 x 26 15/16 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 314 x 460 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 12 3/8 x 18 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0024.04

Two male mallards and two female mallards are on the edge of shallow water. The ducks are eating small bugs. Faded green water plants, possibly bulrushes or cattails are behind them. In the background is a faded reddish purple depicting what appears to be an abandoned theme park; a Ferris wheel is visible. The scientific name for the birds is printed below the image: "Anas boschas".