Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Margaret Evelyn Whittemore
    born: Topeka, Kansas, United States ; died: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Cardinal, circa 1935
  • Where object was made: Kansas, United States
  • color linocut
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 10 x 11 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 254 x 279.4 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 1/16 x 6 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 281 x 158 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0538

A large red cardinal sits on the thin branch of a pine tree. Pine cones and needles hang from the top left side of the composition and cover parts of the bird. Open sky in the background with a small landscape with houses in the background.