A Treatise on Parrots

WAG 267


A male figure seated at a table surrounded by birds. His right hand holds a quill, and there are papers in front of him. Four wooden perches are on the left of the table, each with a different type of parrot sitting on it. To the right of the table is another parrot. It is perched above the taxidermed bodies of several other tropical birds. A large macaw is sitting on another wooden perch in the right foreground. A messy pile of papers is on the floor. In the background, above the fireplace, are botanical paintings.