A painting of a Wagners nest in New Jersey, left, and a bird’s head are on display at the National Museum of American History.
The painting by artist William Wagner paints birds with their heads painted in a manner reminiscent of bird feathers.
The Wagens work is one of the few examples of feathers in paint that have survived to this day.
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The painting, titled “Bird’s Nest,” was created by artist W. Wagner, who lived and worked in New York and Pennsylvania in the mid-1800s.
It was painted in 1797 in a region called the New Jersey Valley.
The bird’s heads were painted in the style of feathers, and the paint sprayed over a bird nest, according to the National Gallery of Art website.
It depicts a bird perched on a nest and holding a bird-like egg, which is a representation of the winged creature.
It also shows the bird’s face, which has been covered with a mixture of feathers and paint, according the website.
The painting is one from the American Wagener tradition, a time when feathers were used to paint birds, and were traditionally used to represent the body, the website said.