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And wild plum trees in tremulous white
  • Matthew Day Jackson
    born 1974
    born: Panorama City, California, United States
  • And wild plum trees in tremulous white, 2015–2016
  • There Will Come Soft Rains
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 495 x 354 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 1/2 x 13 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 686 x 520 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 27 x 20 1/2 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 498 x 358 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 19 5/8 x 14 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0024.05

Two cardinals sit on branches which extend horizontally across the page. The bottom branch extends from the right side of the page to the center. The cardinal on this branch is less colorful than the other, indicating that it is female. The top branch extends the full width of the page. The bird on this branch is a colorful red male. His perch is leafy with small berries growing on the tiny offshoots. The colors of this print are muted. A hazy sun is in the background. The scientific name for the birds is printed below the image: "Fringilla cardinalis".