Reporter

A magpie at a feeding station
The Aberdonian

Our Aberdeen: Pecking order portrayed in cool clarity

15/09/2019

This painting by William Gouw Ferguson (about 1632–1695) is one of the most enigmatic paintings in the collection of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. It shows the fruits of a hawking expedition – a dead pigeon and magpie suspended from a nail along with a hawk’s hood.

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