The Bridegroom Cometh

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Title

The Bridegroom Cometh

Subject

rooster (birds)

Description

In this playful rooster painting, the lead bird speeds off out of the right side of the picture, while two others flank him. None of the roosters are fully shown, because they are cut off at the edges of the canvas. The background is a blur of brown and green brushstrokes, suggesting rapid movement.

Fetherston, who was fond of her pet roosters, painted three more canvases using them as the subject. Fetherston said about this work, “The four rooster paintings were painted in two weeks’ time, ¼ painting and ¾ praying to Sophocles, Socrates, etc., to aid me, as I did not know how to paint—The four paintings were my first attempt. I was asked to join the Pittsburgh Artists and their show, or rather, the paintings to be sent to the Jury, was in two weeks time. The Jury was Henry G. Keller of Cleveland, Ohio, Ernest Lawson, New York, and Charles Burchfield of near Buffalo. The Bridegroom Cometh passed the jury and was written up in the Pittsburgh paper as being the most original in the show, February 19, 1931”.

Creator

Edith Fetherston

Source

Packwood House Museum, 15 N Water St, Lewisburg, PA 17837, 570-524-0323

Date

1931

Rights

Please cite Packwood House Museum, Lewisburg, PA when using items in the collection.

Relation

Edith Fetherston Oeuvre

Format

oil on canvas
16 x 20 in.

Type

Still Image

Identifier

1972.89.01

Coverage

John's Office

Citation

Edith Fetherston, “The Bridegroom Cometh,” Packwood House Museum Digital Collections, accessed September 19, 2017, http://packwood.omeka.bucknell.edu/omeka/items/show/511.