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And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
  • Matthew Day Jackson
    born 1974
    born: Panorama City, California, United States
  • And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn, 2015–2016
  • There Will Come Soft Rains
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 326 x 460 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 13/16 x 18 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 520 x 686 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20 1/2 x 27 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 328 x 464 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 12 15/16 x 18 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0024.12

Three ruffed grouse are on a large, flat rock. Two are stretching upwards to reach berries on a branch while the third looks off to its left. Large-leaved plants are in the background and what appear to be small pinecones sit at their feet. The background is greenish-blue with a pale yellow spider web pattern. The scientific name for the bird is printed below the image: "Tetrao umbellus".