Black-crowned Night Heron
Graphite, opaque and transparent watercolor on paper
Image: 26 3/16 x 20 1/8 in.
Sheet: 27 15/16 x 22 in.
l.l. in graphite: Painted by Scott Gentling Nov 21, 1983 \ Bird drawn by Stuart Gentling
l.l. in black ink: BLACK-CROWNED \ NIGHT HERON
l.c. in graphite: Black Crowned Night Heron \ Nycticorax nycticorax
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Gentling Collection
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Gift of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, which acquired the work through the support of the Leo Potishman Foundation
© Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Seeing in Detail: Scott and Stuart Gentling's Birds of TexasSeptember 3–December 1, 2019
When you view Scott and Stuart Gentling’s watercolors of Texas birds, you’ll want to get close. The level of detail is extraordinary—hundreds of brushstrokes make up each feather, and there are hundreds of feathers!