'Red and Blue Macaw', Henry Stacey Marks

Red macaw with blue wings perched on branch of tree

Marks rose to prominence with historical scenes but became best known for his colourful paintings of birds. He had a knack of capturing their character and humour with uncanny accuracy.

The decorative quality of the composition, with its carefully positioned foliage reflects the contemporary fascination with Japanese art.

Artwork Details

Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Date:1886
Accession No: WAG 266