Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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If mankind perished utterly
  • Matthew Day Jackson
    born 1974
    born: Panorama City, California, United States
  • If mankind perished utterly, 2015–2016
  • There Will Come Soft Rains
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 501 x 327 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 3/4 x 12 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 686 x 521 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 27 x 20 1/2 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 505 x 331 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 19 7/8 x 13 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0024.11

Three summer or wood ducks are perched on branches while a fourth peeks out of a nest. Two birds are on the upper branch while the other two sit below. The background is pale reddish-orange. The scientific name for the bird is printed below the image: "Anas sponsa".